Brimming with magic . . . a bubbling cauldron of fantasy and intrigue. This novel shines best through a full-bodied embrace of its most wildly imaginative magic and artifice, which is careful not to overshadow the story s greater half, fueled by a complex but well-constructed manifold of motives. The intrigue, grounded in a world that strays just enough from a traditional fantasy universe to elicit delighted curiosity, guarantees a solid fantasy read, especially for those already drawn into [Terry] Brooks s vast world of Shannara. "Booklist"
Brooks s fans and those who prefer their fantasy on a smaller scale will appreciate the more personal but still high-stakes turn in this famous world. "Publishers Weekly"
Praise for Terry Brooks
"The Sword of Shannara" is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy. Karen Russell, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Swamplandia!"
If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle. Peter V. Brett, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Desert Spear"
I can t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks s books I ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood. Patrick Rothfuss, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Name of the Wind"
Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading. Brent Weeks, "New York Times" bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy
The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks. Brandon Mull, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
"From the Hardcover edition.""