Terry Brooks is American author who writes fantasy fiction novels. More than 20 of his books have been featured in New York Times bestsellers and over twenty-one million copies of his novels in print. He is one of the best-selling living fantasy writers. He was born in Sterling, Illinois and spent most of his life there. He went to Hamilton College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature in 1966. He later joined Washington and Lee University where he obtained a law degree. Before becoming a full-time writer, Brooks served as an attorney.
Order of Original Shannara Series
|1||The Sword of Shannara||1977||Description / Buy|
|2||The Elfstones of Shannara||1982||Description / Buy|
|3||The Wishsong of Shannara||1985||Description / Buy|
|4||First King of Shannara||1996||Description / Buy|
|5||Indomitable (Short Story)||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Dark Legacy Of Shannara Series
|1||Wards of Faerie||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Bloodfire Quest||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Witch Wraith||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Legends Of Shannara Series
|1||Bearers of the Black Staff||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||The Measure of the Magic||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Sword of Shannara Series
|1||In the Shadow of the Warlock Lord||1977||Description / Buy|
|2||The Druids' Keep||1977||Description / Buy|
|3||The Secret of the Sword||1977||Description / Buy|
Order of Word & Void Series
|1||Running with the Demon||1997||Description / Buy|
|2||A Knight of the Word||1998||Description / Buy|
|3||Angel Fire East||1999||Description / Buy|
|4||Imaginary Friends (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of High Druid Of Shannara Series
|1||Jarka Ruus||2003||Description / Buy|
|2||Tanequil||2004||Description / Buy|
|3||Straken||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of Voyage Of The Jerl Shannara Series
|1||Ilse Witch||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||Antrax||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||Morgawr||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Magic Kingdom of Landover Series
|1||Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold!||1986||Description / Buy|
|2||The Black Unicorn||1987||Description / Buy|
|3||Wizard at Large||1987||Description / Buy|
|4||The Tangle Box||1994||Description / Buy|
|5||Witches' Brew||1995||Description / Buy|
|6||A Princess of Landover||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of Genesis Of Shannara Series
|1||Armageddon's Children||2006||Description / Buy|
|2||The Elves of Cintra||2007||Description / Buy|
|3||The Gypsy Morph||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Heritage Of Shannara Series
|1||The Scions of Shannara||1990||Description / Buy|
|2||The Druid of Shannara||1991||Description / Buy|
|3||The Elf Queen of Shannara||1992||Description / Buy|
|4||The Talismans of Shannara||1993||Description / Buy|
Order of The Fall of Shannara Series
|1||The Black Elfstone||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Defenders Of Shannara Series
|1||The High Druid's Blade||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||The Darkling Child||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||The Sorcerer's Daughter||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Paladins of Shannara Series
|1||Allanon's Quest (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Paladins of Shannara (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The Weapons Master's Choice (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Shannara Graphic Novels Series
|1||Dark Wraith of Shannara||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Terry Brooks Standalone Novels
|1||Revelation (Short Story)||1987||Description / Buy|
|2||Hook||1991||Description / Buy|
|3||Star Wars, Episode I||1999||Description / Buy|
Order of Terry Brooks Non-Fiction Books
The author had been a writer since he was in high school mainly writing, fiction, western, and science fiction and nonfiction genres. During his college life, he was given a book copy of The Lord of the Rings which inspired Brooks to write in one genre. Immediately after finishing the two sequels to The Sword of Shannara, the author started writing a new series which would later be known as Landover novels. He then wrote four book series titled The Heritage of Shannara. For the next one decade and four years, the author wrote more Landover books and then went ahead to write The Word and Void trilogy. Brooks lives in northwest Oregon with his loving wife, Judine.
TERRY BROOKS AWARDS
Bloodfire Quest appeared in 2013 Booklist Starred Review while The Wards of Faerie was featured in 2012 Publishers Weekly starred review.
TERRY BROOKS BOOKS INTO MOVIES
The Shannara works by Terry Brooks have been adapted into American fantasy drama TV series titled The Shannara Chronicles. The series feature Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, Manu Bennett, and Ivana Baquero.
BEST TERRY BROOKS BOOKS
These are two best books authored by the American bestselling author of epic fantasy novels Terry Brooks. The Sword of Shannara and Running with the Demon.
The Sword of Shannara: Very long time ago, the war between the ancient Evil destroyed the world and forced humanity to compete with other races such as trolls, gnomes, elves, and dwarfs. In the peaceful Shady Vale, a half- elfin Shea knows little of trouble until when a giant Avalon with mysterious Druidic powers reveals some plots to destroy the world.
The only weapon that can fight against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara and can only be used by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, is the last of the bloodline, and the only hope for all the races. Moments later, a Skull Bearers, flies into the Vale to terminate Shea. However, to save Vale, Shea flees thus drawing the Skull Bearer after him.
The first series installment The Sword of Shannara is an interesting book to read. The characters, Shea Balinor and all the other supporting characters are beautiful and well crafted. They are strong, brave and real at the same time. They had fears, doubts and yet pushed through to try and do whatever needed to be done.
Running with the Demon: One of the hottest days of July, two men arrive in Hopewell, Illinois, the site of a lengthy and bitter steel strike. One of the men is a demon, a servant of the Void, who is determined to use the frustration and the anger of the society to achieve some secret mission.
The other man is John Ross, a warrior of the Word, a man whom if he fails in his mission life on earth would become a living hell. He possesses the ability to see the future, but does he have the power to change the future that he can predict?
Now hanging in the balance is the life of a 14-year-old girl who is mysteriously linked to both men, and the lives of the residents of Hopewell, the future of the country. Moreover, the fourth of the hot month of July, while families and friends picnic in Sinnissippi Park while fireworks explode in the jubilation of freedom and independence, the fate of the human will indeed be decided.
Running…..the Demon, the debut novel in Word & Void series and the author neatly weaves together fading innocence, family drama, Enlightenment, cataclysm and the entire plot will change the way you think about fantasy novels. As imaginative as it is believable, as frightening as it is wondrous, this fantasy tale is exquisitely written to be put down after the last page is turned.
When Does The Next Terry Brooks book come out?
Terry Brooks doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Black Elfstone and was released on June, 13th 2017. It is the newest book in the The Fall of Shannara Series.