Cover: High Druid of Shannara

Here is the cover for High Druid of Shannara, the fourth omnibus to be released by Del Rey Books. It will publish on October 25th and comprises the novels Jarka Ruus, Tanequil and Straken in one hardcover volume!

This is a great year for Terry Brooks fans. The Measure of the Magic, the second part of the duology that began with Bearers of the Black Staff, comes out in late August.

But that’s not all we have to be thankful for. The High Druid of Shannara hardcover omnibus featuring Jarka Ruus, Tanequil and Straken will be publishing October 25th.

I like the cover. I think it’s gorgeous. People are going to quibble over the staff not being straight but this isn’t a staff of a Knight of the Word. This is the darkwand. So I can more easily forgive creative license by the artist.

What do you think?

12 responses to “Cover: High Druid of Shannara”

  1. I love it! If that is indeed Pen holding the Darkwand, he looks more “manly” than I imagined when reading the series. Anyway, you can count me in as getting one of these too!

    • I do like the design, it looks really nice and professional (as opposed to the mass market paperbacks of the older books, haha!), but it doesn’t fit my mental image of Pen at all (if that’s supposed to be him). He seems more childlike in the books.

      It’ll be great to have a hardcover version of all three. I sadly missed the hardcover releases, so two of them are paperback. (Though not any less enjoyable!)

  2. It looks awesome. And I’m a little upset! I already own them and Now I think I might have to buy this one too!

  3. I dig it! This does look incredible, and will be bought by me also.
    I know- I have all the books (don’t want to dish out the extra $)- but this is simply a must- have for the collection!
    Terry Brooks is one of the best Fantasy writers of all time!

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