Terry Brooks Books

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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

1The Sword of Shannara 1977Description / Buy
2The Elfstones of Shannara 1982Description / Buy
3The Wishsong of Shannara 1985Description / Buy
4First King of Shannara 1996Description / Buy
5Indomitable (Short Story) 2003Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Original Shannara Series

1First King of Shannara1996Description / Buy
2The Sword of Shannara1977Description / Buy
3The Elfstones of Shannara1982Description / Buy
4The Wishsong of Shannara1985Description / Buy
5Indomitable (Short Story)2003Description / Buy

Order of Heritage Of Shannara Series

1The Scions of Shannara 1990Description / Buy
2The Druid of Shannara 1991Description / Buy
3The Elf Queen of Shannara 1992Description / Buy
4The Talismans of Shannara 1993Description / Buy

Order of Word & Void Series

1Running with the Demon 1997Description / Buy
2A Knight of the Word 1998Description / Buy
3Angel Fire East 1999Description / Buy
4Imaginary Friends (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy

Order of Voyage Of The Jerl Shannara Series

1Ilse Witch 2000Description / Buy
2Antrax 2001Description / Buy
3Morgawr 2002Description / Buy

Order of High Druid Of Shannara Series

1Jarka Ruus 2003Description / Buy
2Tanequil 2004Description / Buy
3Straken 2005Description / Buy

Order of Genesis Of Shannara Series

1Armageddon's Children 2006Description / Buy
2The Elves of Cintra 2007Description / Buy
3The Gypsy Morph 2008Description / Buy

Order of Legends Of Shannara Series

1Bearers of the Black Staff 2010Description / Buy
2The Measure of the Magic 2011Description / Buy

Order of Dark Legacy Of Shannara Series

1Wards of Faerie 2012Description / Buy
2Bloodfire Quest 2012Description / Buy
3Witch Wraith 2013Description / Buy

Order of Paladins Of Shannara Series

1Allanon's Quest (Short Story) 2012Description / Buy
2The Weapons Master's Choice (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy
3The Black Irix (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy

Order of Defenders Of Shannara Series

1The High Druid's Blade 2014Description / Buy
2The Darkling Child 2015Description / Buy
3The Sorcerer's Daughter 2016Description / Buy

Order of Fall Of Shannara Series

1The Black Elfstone 2017Description / Buy
2The Skaar Invasion 2018Description / Buy
3The Stiehl Assassin 2019Description / Buy
4The Last Druid 2020Description / Buy

Order of Shannara Graphic Novels

1Dark Wraith of Shannara 2008Description / Buy

Order of Magic Kingdom Of Landover Series

1Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold! 1986Description / Buy
2The Black Unicorn 1987Description / Buy
3Wizard at Large 1988Description / Buy
4The Tangle Box 1994Description / Buy
5Witches' Brew 1995Description / Buy
6A Princess of Landover 2009Description / Buy

Order of Terry Brooks Standalone Novels

1Revelation (Short Story) 1987Description / Buy
2Hook 1991Description / Buy
3Street Freaks 2018Description / Buy
4Child of Light 2021Description / Buy

Order of Terry Brooks Short Story Collections

1Small Magic 2021Description / Buy

Order of Terry Brooks Non-Fiction Books

1Myths & Magic 1999Description / Buy
2Sometimes the Magic Works 2003Description / Buy

Order of Star Wars: Novelizations Series with Alan Dean Foster, Matthew Woodring Stover

1A New Hope ( By: Alan Dean Foster) 1976Description / Buy
2The Phantom Menace 1999Description / Buy
3Revenge of the Sith ( By: Matthew Woodring Stover) 2005Description / Buy
4The Force Awakens ( By: Alan Dean Foster) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Legends Series with Diana Gabaldon, Anne McCaffrey, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman

1Legends ( By: Robert Silverberg) 1998Description / Buy
2Legends II ( With: Diana Gabaldon, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman) 1998Description / Buy
3Legends 3 ( By: Robert Silverberg) 1999Description / Buy

Order of Unfettered Series

1Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy ( With: Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson, Charlaine Harris, Naomi Novik, David Farland, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, , Bradley P. Beaulieu, Michael J. Sullivan, Django Wexler, , Shawn Speakman, Mark Lawrence, Anthony Ryan, Sarah Beth Durst) 2016Description / Buy
2Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy ( With: Megan Lindholm, Carrie Vaughn, Tad Williams, Brandon Sanderson, Brian Herbert, Robert Jordan, , Naomi Novik, Kevin J. Anderson, Delilah S. Dawson, Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, , , Lev Grossman, , Shawn Speakman, John Gwynne, , Mark Lawrence, , , Anna Smith Spark, Katherine Arden) 2019Description / Buy

Terry Brooks Anthologies

1 Once Upon a Time1991Description / Buy
2 Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King2004Description / Buy
3 Unbound: Tales By Masters of Fantasy2016Description / Buy
4 Deep Magic - Spring 20212021Description / Buy
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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.


Bloodfire Quest appeared in 2013 Booklist Starred Review while The Wards of Faerie was featured in 2012 Publishers Weekly starred review.


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.


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 Child of Light and was released on October, 12th 2021.


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