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Encyclopedia > Terry Brooks
Terry Brooks
Born: January 8, 1944 (1944-01-08) (age 63)
Sterling, Illinois
Occupation: author, former attorney
Nationality: United States
Genres: High fantasy, Contemporary fantasy
Debut works: The Sword of Shannara
Influences: JRR Tolkien, William Faulkner [1]
Website: http://www.terrybrooks.net

Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction. Terry Brooks writes mainly high fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Sterling may refer to: Sterling (car), a British automobile manufacturer. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Authorship redirects here. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that is set in invented or parallel worlds. ... Contemporary fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, also known as modern-day fantasy, or indigenous fantasy. ... This article is about the fantasy novel. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American novelist and poet whose works feature his native state of Mississippi. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... For other definitions of fantasy see fantasy (psychology). ... High fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that is set in invented or parallel worlds. ...


He was born in the rural midwestern town of Sterling, Illinois and spent a large part of his life living there. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, obtaining his B.A. in English Literature in 1966. He later obtained a J.D. from Washington and Lee University. He was a practicing attorney before becoming a full-time author, and now resides in Seattle, Washington. Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. ... Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Washington and Lee University is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Virginia. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Authorship redirects here. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ...


Brooks has a possible movie deal for his Magic Kingdom for Sale book (see here). Warner Bros has bought the movie rights to the Shannara Series and may base the first movie on The Elfstones of Shannara. [2] The first (and widely considered the best) of Terry Brookss Magic Kingdom of Landover novels, Magic Kingdom for Sale -- SOLD! tells the story of how Ben Holiday, a talented but depressed Chicago trial lawyer, comes to be king of Landover, a magical kingdom from another world. ...

Contents

Book list

Shannara series

Genesis of Shannara trilogy This article is about the fantasy series. ... The Genesis of Shannara is the title of a series of novels currently being written by Terry Brooks. ...

  1. Armageddon's Children (August, 2006)
  2. The Elves of Cintra (2007 - anticipated)

Prequel Armageddons Children is the first novel in Terry Brooks fantasy trilogy entitled The Genesis of Shannara, which bridges the events of Brooks Word/Void trilogy with his Shannara series. ... The Elves of Cintra is the upcoming second novel in Terry Brookss fantasy trilogy entitled The Genesis of Shannara, which bridges the events of Brooks Word/Void trilogy with his Shannara series. ...

  1. First King of Shannara (1996)

The Original Shannara Trilogy The First King of Shannara is a prequel to Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara, set during the Second War of the Races. ... The Original Shannara Trilogy consists of the first three Shannara novels (The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara) by Terry Brooks. ...

  1. The Sword of Shannara (1977)
  2. The Elfstones of Shannara (1982)
  3. The Wishsong of Shannara (1985)

The Heritage of Shannara tetralogy This article is about the fantasy novel. ... The Elfstones of Shannara is a fantasy novel by Terry Brooks, the first sequel to The Sword of Shannara and the second book in the loosely grouped Shannara Trilogy. ... The Wishsong of Shannara completed the original Shannara trilogy, continuing where The Elfstones of Shannara left off. ... The Heritage of Shannara book cover The Heritage of Shannara is a series of four fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, set hundreds of years after the original Shannara trilogy. ...

  1. The Scions of Shannara (1990)
  2. The Druid of Shannara (1991)
  3. The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992)
  4. The Talismans of Shannara (1993)

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy The Scions of Shannara is a novel by Terry Brooks. ... The Druid of Shannara is the second book of the tetralogy The Heritage of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. ... The Elf Queen of Shannara is the third book of the tetralogy The Heritage of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. ... The Talismans of Shannara is a book by Terry Brooks. ... The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara is set 120 years after the Heritage of Shannara. ...

  1. Ilse Witch (2000)
  2. Antrax (2001)
  3. Morgawr (2002)

High Druid of Shannara trilogy Ilse Witch is the first book in Terry Brooks The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara fantasy trilogy. ... Antrax is the second book in Terry Brooks The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara fantasy trilogy. ... Morgawr is the third book in Terry Brooks The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara fantasy trilogy. ... High Druid of Shannara is a series in the Shannara continuity by Terry Brooks. ...

  1. Jarka Ruus (2003)
  2. Tanequil (2004)
  3. Straken (2005)

Shannara related works Jarka Ruus is a fantasy/science fiction novel by Terry Brooks. ... Tanequil is a fantasy novel in the High Druid of Shannara series by Terry Brooks. ... Straken is the third book in Terry Brooks High Druid of Shannara series. ...

Shannara is a computer game for the IBM PC based on the Shannara series of books. ... Quest for Glory is a series of hybrid role-playing/adventure computer games designed by Corey and Lori Ann Cole. ... Corey Cole, and Lori Ann Cole, designed Quest for Glory, a series of hybrid role-playing/adventure computer games. ... The World of Shannara is a guidebook containing information about the Shannara books by Terry Brooks. ... The Dark Wraith of Shannara is a graphic novel produced by Terry Brooks in his Shannara series. ...

Magic Kingdom of Landover series

  1. Magic Kingdom For Sale -- SOLD! (1986)
  2. The Black Unicorn (1987)
  3. Wizard at Large (1988)
  4. The Tangle Box (1994)
  5. Witches' Brew (1995)

The Magic Kingdom of Landover series is a quintet by Terry Brooks following the adventures of Ben Holiday, a trial lawyer who goes into a depression after the death of his wife and unborn child. ... The first (and widely considered the best) of Terry Brookss Magic Kingdom of Landover novels, Magic Kingdom for Sale -- SOLD! tells the story of how Ben Holiday, a talented but depressed Chicago trial lawyer, comes to be king of Landover, a magical kingdom from another world. ... The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks is the second novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. ... Wizard at Large by Terry Brooks is the third novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. ... The Tangle Box by Terry Brooks is the fourth novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. ... Witches Brew (1995) by Terry Brooks is the fifth and last novel of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. ...

The Word/Void series

  1. Running with the Demon (1997)
  2. A Knight of the Word (1998)
  3. Angel Fire East (1999)

The Word/Void Series by Terry Brooks is a trilogy of dark fantasy novels set in present or near-future Illinois. ... Running with the Demon is the first book in the Word/Void fantasy series, written by Terry Brooks as a prequel to his Shannara series. ... A Knight of the Word is the second novel in the Word/Void trilogy by Terry Brooks, written as a prequel to his Shannara series. ... Angel Fire East is the third and final novel in The Word & the Void series by Terry Brooks, published in 1999 by Ballantines Del Rey imprint (ISBN 0345379640). ...

Novelizations

  • Hook (1991)
  • Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999)

Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ...

Other

  • Imaginary Friends (1991) (short story published in anthology Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales)
  • Indomitable (2003) (short story published in anthology Legends II)
  • Why I Write About Elves (2005) (short story published as an Amazon short)
  • The Writers Complete Fantasy Reference: An Indispensable Compendium of Myth and Magic (Writer's Digest Books, 2000), with Michael J. Varhola
  • Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life (2003)

Writers Digest, established in 1920, is a United States publication devoted to both beginning and established writers, offering interviews, classifieds, market listings, calls for manuscripts, and tips. ... Michael J. Varhola is an author of numerous books, games, and articles, as well as the founder of game development company and manufacturer Skirmisher Publishing LLC [1]. Non-fiction books Varhola has authored or co-authored include The Writers Complete Fantasy Reference (Writers Digest Books, 2000) with Terry Brooks...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
The Wondrous Worlds of Terry Brooks - Ask Terry (989 words)
Terry will answer these five questions and they will be posted monthly for your enjoyment.
Terry Brooks replies: You are welcome to express your longing anytime, Lynn.
Terry Brooks replies: Word & Void books have just been reprinted with new cover art in mass market form, so I think we are a year or so away from seeing anything in the way of an omnibus in that area.
The Wondrous Worlds of Terry Brooks - Biography (837 words)
Being a Star Wars fan Terry agreed easily and soon found himself travelling to Skywalker Ranch to discuss the project with Lucas, and a month before the theatrical release of the movie the book was published with great success.
It was during this time that Terry decided to have an official website, one that a dedicated fan would devote time towards to ensure that the latest news, touring information, and book summaries could be available to his fans.
Terry Brooks lives with his wife Judine in the Pacific Northwest and on the road meeting his fans.
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