2012 marks the 35th anniversary of The Sword of Shannara, the book that changed Terry’s life forever and proved to the publishing industry that epic fantasy had a place outside of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Thirty-five years is a long time to be writing, but Terry has made the most of it. He has written almost three dozen novels and short stories, and his work has been read by millions of people over the world. That said, it never hurts to return to his wondrous worlds or help others discover the magic that Terry offers!

To celebrate the anniversary, Del Rey Books has gathered together four of Terry’s novels—The Sword of Shannara, Magic Kingdom For Sale—Sold!, Running with the Demon, and Armageddon’s Children—and placed them all in a singular ebook. It is called a Starter Pack and it is just that—a means to either reread some of Terry’s best books or help others begin their Terry Brooks journey!

Here is a bit more about the Starter Pack:

A must for fans of epic fantasy fiction—this exclusive eBook package includes the inaugural novels of four monumental series by bestselling author Terry Brooks!

The original breakout bestseller that began the classic Shannara series! Long ago, wars of the ancient evil ruined the world. Now the dreaded Warlock Lord is returning to destroy all he sees. And half-elfin Shea Ohmsford, the last of his bloodline, must stand against the power of darkness—with the only weapon that can stop it.

Mere mortal Ben Holiday gets far more than expected when he buys a genuine kingdom and topples into an enchanted world of wizards, demons, dragons, and palace intrigue. Now he must prove his mettle against mishaps and monsters alike in order to claim his place as king. The first novel in the beloved, bestselling Kingdom of Landover series.

In book one of the Word and the Void series, a teenage girl with untold powers and a wandering man with an uncanny destiny must join together to save an American town—and all the world—from a force of evil bent upon a reign of damnation.

The stunning Genesis of Shannara series debuts with this novel set in the ruins of the once modern world, laid to waste by a demon apocalypse. Battling to survive against a host of horrors, humanity’s remnants rally behind a lone agent of good and his powerful talisman—to stand or die against a hellish enemy.

Includes excerpts of the second book in each series, as well as a special preview of Terry Brooks’s new novel, Wards of Faerie!

As you can see, that is a great 4-book bundle ebook on its own merit. The fact that people can get four books at about $6.00 a piece is pretty remarkable. Add in the two-chapter excerpt from Wards of Faerie, the upcoming first book in The Dark Legacy of Shannara series, and it becomes an interesting purchase not only for new readers but readers who have been following Terry for some time.

The ebook will be available March 19, 2012 and is already featured on Amazon and B&N! More news when I have it!

Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!