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Terry Brooks was a practising attorney for many years, but now writes full time. His first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 months. Every one of the 24 novels that have followed has been an international bestseller.Author Location: Seattle, USAArmageddon's Children (9781841494784) / Shannara series x 4 / Heritage of Shannara series x 4 / Magic Kingdom of Landover series x5 / Word and the Void series x3
Extinction or survival? Brooks keeps readers hanging with the hair-raising second installment (after 2006's Armageddon's Children) of a trilogy blending his bestselling Shannara and Void series. A plague-ridden future Earth faces annihilation from Void demons, once-men and other monstrous creatures. What chance do innocent children have? A pretty good chance when Logan Tom and Angel Perez, the last Knights of the Word, have pledged to defend them. Hawk, a child suffused with unpredictable magic, also helps the Seattle street kids called the Ghosts, but when he's whisked away to the magical Gardens of Life to learn of his heroic destiny, the kids come to depend on Logan and Cat, a part-lizard girl. Playing another important role is Kirisin, a Cintra elf hiding in the Oregon woods, who finds the blue Elfstones that can lead him to the powerful, myth-shrouded Loden Stone. Celebrating his 30th year as a professional writer, Brooks provides another fascinating group of characters tackling harrowing and inspiring life and death issues. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'Brooks has always aimed for a Tolkien level of epic, fantasy swagger in his work and The Elves of Cintra is no exception . . . a worthy sequel to Armageddon's Children and a pretty damn intelligent fantasy opus. . . The Elves of Cintra is metaphorically rich and politically smart.' DEATHRAY 'What a gripper of a story! In the second book of the Genesis of Shannara series, Brooks delivers a tension-fuelled tale mixing Shannara fantasy with the contemporary world of the Knights of the Word' SFX 'A brilliant apocalyptic fantasy novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats from the start.' WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY
Logan Tom, Knight of the Word, journeyed across the North American wasteland to find Hawk, the gypsy morph, the only hope for the survival of humans. Logan is too late to save Hawk from being thrown from the walls of the Seattle survivors' compound, but instead of being dashed to the concrete far below, Hawk and his sweetheart are magically whisked away. With a demon-led army in the harbor, Logan escapes from Seattle with the ragtag group of street children known as the Ghosts. Coming from the south, Angel Perez flees Los Angeles with a demonic pursuer close on her tail as she makes her way to the Elves, who have demon problems of their own. Two young guardians of the magical Ellcrys enlist Angel's help in their attempt to locate the legendary elfstones and reignite the forgotten magical powers of the Elves. Events move fast in this second leg of Brooks's trilogy, with little time for character development or introspection. The story picks up where Armageddon's Children left off, with no summary of the previous action. Listeners will want both volumes and eagerly await the concluding book. Phil Gigante reads well, and the recording quality is excellent. Appropriate for both adult and young adult audiences and recommended for all collections that include fantasy fiction.-Janet Martin, Southern Pines P.L., NC Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.