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Escape to worlds full of adventure and magic in the first-ever Terry Brooks short-story collection, featuring both new and fan-favorite stories from all three of his major literary worlds: Shannara, Magic Kingdom, and The Word and the Void.
Here are heroes fighting new battles and struggling to conquer the ghosts of the past. Here are quests both small and far reaching; heroism both intimate and vast. Here we learn of Garet Jax’s childhood, see how Allanon first located Shea Ohmsford, and follow an old wing-rider at the end of his life. Here we see Knights of the Word fighting demons within and without, and witness Ben Holiday and his daughter each trying to overcome the unique challenges that Landover offers.
This collection of eleven tales is a must-have addition to the Terry Brooks canon—a delightful way to spend time with favorite characters, and a wonderful reminder of what makes a Brooks story such a timeless classic.
Though Brooks states, "For me, writing a short story is much harder than writing a novel," the 11 entries in this confident collection demonstrate his considerable skill in using the short format to further explore his established fantasy worlds. "Imaginary Friends" and "Warrior" return to the setting of the Word and the Void series, while "An Unfortunate Influx of Fillipians" reenters the world of the Magic Kingdom series. The collection's high points are the stories that flesh out the universe of Brooks's decades-long Shannara epic fantasy saga. Readers hooked on this Tolkienesque world will be especially pleased by a prequel and sequel to series debut The Sword of Shannara: "Allanon's Quest" follows the eponymous druid's search for an heir to the royal line who can oppose the evil Warlock Lord, Brona, immediately prior to the events of the series, while "The Black Irix" reintroduces a charismatic rogue, Panamon Creel, who persuades the Ohmsford brothers to join him in seeking out a missing valuable. By emphasizing characterizations and human relationships, Brooks is often better here than in his sprawling, action-packed novels. This is an easy pick for Brooks fans.