Search Results: "Terry Brooks"


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ANGEL FIRE EAST by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Once again, a carefully crafted scenario and believable characters undermined by uncompelling and unsurprising developments; still, series fans should be pleased."
Final installment in Brooks's Word vs. Read full book review >

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THE DARKLING CHILD by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 7, 2015

"While retrograde and without much style, the novel will likely find an audience in fans of the series."
The forces of good and evil converge to do battle in Brooks' (The High Druid's Blade, 2014, etc.) latest addition to the ever expanding Shannara series.Read full book review >

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ARMAGEDDON’S CHILDREN by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Like the prequel trilogy: steady, absorbing storytelling, if, typically, lacking narrative tension. And don't expect any sort of ending: In anticipation of sequels, the book just ceases."
Sequel to Brooks's Word and Void contemporary fantasy trilogy (Angel Fire East, 1999, etc.) wherein, despite all the scuffling between the Void (demons) and Knights of the Word, the bad guys won. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK UNICORN by Terry Brooks
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"Sprightly if irritatingly obvious fable-weaving, then, and, despite the absence of any profound thinking or involvement, Brooks' enormous popularity should carry this one smartly along."
Simple-minded, derivative sequel to the best-selling Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold! (1986). Read full book review >

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WITCHES' BREW by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1995

"These Landover yarns are agreeable enough in their own limited fashion, and mostly manage to avoid formula; this one, after a lethargic start, comes well up to the mark."
A new adventure in Brooks's Magic Kingdom of Landover series (The Tangle Box, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2013

"A fine middle chapter to Brooks' latest Shannara adventure."
The second book in Brooks' ongoing Dark Legacy of Shannara epic-fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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FIRST KING OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"For those who care."
Brooks wasn't the first writer, and won't be the last, to make a career out of a single idea that captured the fantasy audiences's attention (his Magic Kingdom yarns notwithstanding). Read full book review >

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THE SWORD OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
Released: April 1, 1977

"None of this can be expected to dismay the s-and-s audience."
A sword-and-sorcery narrative a la Tolkien, being introduced with some fanfare in simultaneous hard-cover and trade paperback editions. Read full book review >

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WIZARD AT LARGE by Terry Brooks
Released: Oct. 3, 1988

"As these things go: not too bad."
Bright and breezy third outing for ex-lawyer Ben Holiday, now King of the Magic Kingdom of Landover (most recently The Black Unicorn, 1987). Read full book review >

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A KNIGHT OF THE WORD by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Unevocative, humdrum, and devoid of narrative tension; still, fans of the previous book will probably want to investigate."
Relatively uncompelling sequel to Running with the Demon (1997), Brooks's good (the Word) vs. evil (the Void) clash set in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
Released: March 1, 1990

"Hard to understand the large-selling appeal of this and similar dime-a-dozen epics, but certainly whoever buys them has an insatiable need for the reassuringly familiar."
Brooks takes another stab at the not-so-hot Shannara wimp-magic fantasy conveyor-belt (most recently, The Wishsong of Shannara, 1985) with this first of a new series called The Heritage of Shannara—just in case you hadn't guessed. Read full book review >

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BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A highly approachable continuation of the Shannara saga."
Brooks (A Princess of Landover, 2009, etc.) returns with the first book in a new fantasy duology set in the author's Shannara universe. Read full book review >