Fantasy in the 1960s-1990s
SF/FANTASY
index

- Poul Anderson
- Ursula Le Guin
- Anne McCaffrey
bibliography
- Roger Zelazny
bibliography
- Terry Brooks
bibliography
- Stephen Donaldson
bibliography
- David Eddings
bibliography
- Guy Gavriel Kay
- Robert Jordan
- Terry Goodkind
bibliography
- Raymond Feist

  • The Official Terry Brooks website

  • Interview from the AOL BookReport, 4th September 1997

  • More links to sites about Terry Brooks can be found among my
    fantasy links
  • 70s, Terry Brooks

    Terry Brooks

    At the end of the 70s the first really commercial fantasyauthor appeared. The novel was called The Sword of Shannara (1977) and the author was the american Terry Brooks (working name of Terence Dean Brooks) (1944-). The novel was followed by The Elfstone of Shannara (1982) and The Wishsong of Shannara (1985).
    The first novel in the series is about a magician that comes to a village to find the lost son of an elfking. The son is the only one that can use the swore of Shannar and save the world from evil. The son sets out on a quest to find the sword together with same perculiar friends and will go through adventures and danger.
    The second series about Shannara: "The Heritage of Shannara" consists of The Scions of Shannara (1990), The Druid of Shannara (1991), The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992) and The Talismans of Shannara (1993). The plot takes place around 300 years after the first series and is about reestablishing magic in the world
    In 1996 a prequel was published, it takes place about 500 years before the first series of Shannara and one will meet the elfking Jerle Shannara. The book is called The First King of Shannara.
    The first novels about Shannara is very much carboncopiens of Tolkiens stories, which is why critics havn't been that found of Terry Brooks, but this probably doesn't matter that much since he has becamed one of the bestselling fantasyauthors.
    Besides the novels about Shannara, he has also writen a series which is more in the humourous fantasy genre, "The magic kingdom of Landover", the series begins with Magic Kingdom for sale/Sold! (1986).

    He has also written the novelization of the Star Wars-movie, the book is called "Star Wars : Episode 1 the Phantom Menace" (1999), read more about it in the bilbiography.

    - A bibliography over Terry Brooks books


    Books at Amazon.com (USA):
    The Sword of Shannara - Book 1
    The Elfstones of Shannara - Book 2
    The Wishsong of Shannara - Book 3, ends the first series of Shannara
    Star Wars : Episode 1 the Phantom Menace

    Books at Amazon.co.uk (Europe):
    The Sword of Shannara - Book 1
    The Elfstones of Shannara - Book 2
    The Wishsong of Shannara - Book 3, ends the first series of Shannara

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