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Terry Brooks

Born: 1944 in Sterling, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Brooks was born in Sterling and spent a large part of his life living there.

Biography: Terry Brooks is one of the biggest-selling living fantasy fiction writers with 20+ New York Times bestsellers and over 21 million copies of his books in print. He has also written two movie novelizations. Brooks was a practicing attorney before becoming a full-time author. He now resides in Seattle, Washington.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Angel Fire East
ISBN: 0345492587 OCLC: 45039544

Random House Publishing Group 1999

Armageddon's children
ISBN: 9780345495532 OCLC: 234538956

Del Rey/Ballentine Books, New York : ©2006.

Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Navigating the scarred and poisoned landscape that once was America and guided by a powerful talisman, Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness. Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the malevolent, death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will journey to find a place--and a people--shrouded in mystery, celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind ... even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her extermination. While in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay alive against mounting odds--and something unspeakable that has come from the shadows in search of prey. In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to take back, or lose forever, the only world they have.

First king of Shannara /
ISBN: 0345396529 OCLC: 33897746

Ballantine Books, New York : 1996.

In the fantasy country of Four Lands, good battles evil amid gnomes, warlocks, trolls, dwarfs and elves. The hero is a Druid magician who must find a magic jewel so the elves can defeat the warlocks.

Ilse witch /
ISBN: 0345396545 OCLC: 43798457

Ballantine Pub. Group, New York : ©2000.

A cryptic map from a failed voyage leads to a race between Walker Boh, the last of the Druids, and the powerful and twisted Ilse Witch. The prize is an ancient magic more powerful than any other in the world.

Knight of the word.
ISBN: 0345492579 OCLC: 171549680

Del Rey, New York : 2007.

ISBN: 0399178546 OCLC: 1119471269

The darkling child /
ISBN: 035650221X OCLC: 951964924

Paxon Leah has joined the Druid Order as a paladin, tasked with protecting the Druids with the aid of his magical sword. But Paxon's toughest assignment will come when he must track down a young musician with newly-manifested magic before a rival sorcerer can corrupt the boy.

The elfstones of Shannara /
ISBN: 1904233988 OCLC: 68772750

Atom, London : 2006.

The heritage of Shannara /
ISBN: 0345465547 OCLC: 52909307

Ballantine Books, New York : 2003.

A novel of evil and magic in a land where magic has been forbidden but now must be used again.

The high druid of Shannara trilogy
ISBN: 9780345531292 OCLC: 773578404

Del Rey/Ballantine Books, New York : [2011]

-- Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former life as the dreaded Ilse Witch. Fulfilling the destiny predicted for her, she has established the Third Druid Council and dedicated herself to its goals of peace and defense of the Four Lands. But the intrigue, treachery, and sinister deeds that have haunted Druid history for generations continue to thrive. And despite her devotion to the greater good as Ard Rhys, the High Druid of Paranor, Grianne still has bitter enemies who will stop at nothing to see her deposed--or destroyed. As wicked plots are hatched, the Ard Rhys suddenly disappears in the dead of night and without a trace. Now, barely a step ahead of the malevolent forces at work, Grianne's brave nephew, Pen Ohmsford, embarks on a dangerous mission to find and deliver the High Druid of Shannara from wherever she may be held. With no shortage of adventure, exhilaration, suspense, and enchantment, the High Druid of Shannara trilogy proves why Terry Brooks is one of the most beloved fantasy authors of all time. From the Hardcover edition.

The magic kingdom of Landover .
ISBN: 0345513525 OCLC: 277201734

Ballantine, New York : ©2009.

An omnibus tie-in to the release of A Princess of Landover includes the titles, Magic Kingdom for Sale--SOLD!, The Black Unicorn, and Wizard at Large as well as a teaser chapter from the best-selling author's latest work.

The sword of Shannara trilogy /
ISBN: 0345453751 OCLC: 50285008

Del Rey, New York : 2002.

The first three novels of Terry Brooks Shannara epic of good and evil.

The tangle box :
ISBN: 034538699X OCLC: 29565624

Ballantine Books, New York : 1994.

The latest installment in the adventures of former lawyer Ben Holiday, now ruler of the magic Kingdom of Landover. An evil spirit escapes from the Tangle Box and imprisons Holiday in it along with a witch and a dragon. Holiday's non-human wife, who is about to give birth, must cope on her own. By the author of Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!

The voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy /
ISBN: 0345492862 OCLC: 75964077

Del Rey/Ballantine Books, New York : [2006]

Chronicles the adventures of the heroes of the Four Lands as they match wits with the mysterious and deadly Ilse Witch and her minions in an epic confrontation between the forces of good and evil.