Search Results: "Terry Brooks"


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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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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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THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And no, of course Brooks hasn't forgotten about the sword."
After a time out to write about demons and knights (Angel Fire East, 1999, etc.), Brooks returns to his bestselling Shannara universe (First King of Shannara, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Will Harry Potter fans come aboard?"
Second in the Shannara Voyage subseries, still a swift and easy-swinging adventure fantasy. 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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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 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 >

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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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HIGH DRUID OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Satisfying but often lamentably prosaic—but sure to be another bonanza for this one-man industry."
Brooks finds another series to wring out of the profitable Shannara world that has been so good to him in the past. Read full book review >

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MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE/SOLD by Terry Brooks
Released: April 1, 1986

"Still, a pleasantly entertaining jaunt, and considerably better thought out than Brooks' ragged Shannara yarns (most recently The Wishsong of Shannara, 1985)."
Restless, grieving widower and lawyer Ben Holiday comes across an ad for a "genuine magic kingdom"; intrigued, he pays over a million dollars—and proceeds through a magical tunnel to Landover, an as-advertised property complete with fairies, wizards, dragons, and a magical palace! Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH THE DEMON by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An intriguing and well-balanced scenario with believable characters, but undermined by unsurprising story developments and therefore little or no narrative tension."
New contemporary fantasy from the author of two interminable series, one about Shannara (First King of Shannara, 1996, etc.), the other set in a Magic Kingdom (Witches' Brew, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >