Search Results: "Terry Brooks"


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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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THE VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Kid stuff—but magic sells."
Conclusion of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy, and 12th in the entire Shannara series, with a new Shannara trilogy promised. Read full book review >

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THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1992

"Fancy and mostly agreeable stage-setting for the showdown to come in book four."
The latest addition to The Heritage of Shannara tetralogy, the separate quests of Wren, Coll, and Par Ohmsford, and their uncle Walker Boh, proceeding as ordained by the dead Druid, Allanon. Read full book review >

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THE ELVES OF CINTRA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Brooks (Armageddon's Children, 2006, etc.) fans will enjoy the ride, as always; others will simply be confused."
A handful of humans and Elves continue their battle against the demons in the moderately gripping middle volume of a post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy that links the Shannara and the Word/Void series. Read full book review >

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A PRINCESS OF LANDOVER by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A pleasant fantasy romp."
A new installment in The Magic Kingdom of Landover series (Witches' Brew, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DRUID OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
Released: March 1, 1991

"Some quite lively plotting, but set forth in an abstracted, rather slapdash fashion that will not deter Shannara fans but will certainly prevent more discerning readers from taking Brooks seriously."
Brooks continues to squeeze mileage out of his sword-and-sorcery Shannara yarns; this one's the fifth, following The Scions of Shannara (1990), and describes the quest for the Black Elfstone, a jewel that nullifies magic and can restore Paranor, the magically lost Keep of the Druids. Read full book review >

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THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, fans of the series won't be dissuaded."
Concluding the second series of Shannara yarns (The Elf Queen of Shannara, etc.) as the scions of Shannara—namely, the newly made Druid, Walker Boh, the Elf Queen Wren Elessedil, and the magical Ohmsford brothers, Par and Coll—somehow must unite their efforts in order to bring a final end to the evil Shadowen and their leader, Rimmer Dall. 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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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 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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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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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 >