BrooksBlog: The New Four Lands Map

Blog #3432. I kid. I just got a look at Russ Charpentier’s full color map for the new set of Shannara books, The Dark Legacy of Shannara, to begin publishing this August. These books were to be a gift to readers who have loved the series, a throwback to the first Shannara book where we had a color centerfold and drawings throughout. But a new map was something we badly needed, one that accurately covered everything to date about the world of Shannara (or almost everything). Russ has been doing Shannara maps for years now, offering up various renderings of different parts of the Shannara world, both within the Four Lands and without. Always first class work, always with meticulous attention to detail.

But this latest is amazing. You are going to love it. A really beautifully accurate portrayal of the Shannara landscape, a fantastic rendering. I just wanted to let you know how I feel about this and to thank Russ publicly for all his hard work on this project and over the years. We will be featuring it soon once it is approved by the publisher, so stay tuned!

Note from Shawn: Russ will be making this new double-wide Four Lands map available for order. Over the years, Terry’s fans have asked for a beautiful rendition of the Four Lands in a larger scale and Russ has delivered. I believe he will offer limited edition super high-quality giclees of the map signed by both he and Terry, as well as less expensive, unsigned posters. More news about all of this in a month’s time!

14 responses to “BrooksBlog: The New Four Lands Map”

  1. I can’t wait to see it! At last we will have an updated map of the world of Shannara! And in color, too! 🙂

  2. Good news. I’ve been hoping for a new map as the Shannara world grows more and more complex.

  3. I am now reading the Shannara books for the third time and I still love them. What we need now is A movie made of these adventures just like Lord of the Rings was filmed. No Question they would be A sucess. A fan always.

  4. Mr. Brooks— How about a mapof the protective valley showing the villages and passes. It would also be nice to show the valley in relationship to the 4 lands.

    • A map of the valley might be fun but Terry will never allow a map be created that shows the valley in regard to the United States or the Four Lands. He has gone on record as saying he wants to keep that a mystery for the readers to discuss.

  5. Looking forward to seeing the map. I always refered to the maps when I was reading.
    This map sounds really nice.

  6. As a proud owner of the dual signed New Four Lands Map I must say it is absolutely beautiful and stunning. Russ has done a super job with this map and I simply can not stress this enough, but please, please spend the few extra bucks and buy the shipping insurance. I admit, you probably don’t ever need it and the map will be shipped in a sturdy tube that is virtually bullet-proof. Believe it or not, I bought the most expensive edition of the map and I kid you not, I recieved my map and the tube on the outside looked like it was run over by a tank. Unfortunately, the map inside was damaged and clearly not as beautiful as when it was originally shipped. I was heart broken! Good thing I had spent the few extra bucks and made sure my shipment was properly insured. To make a long story short, since my precious map was protected, I am now the proud owner of a PERFECT dual signed Four Lands Map. Many thanks to Russ for going the extra mile to make things right.

  7. Terry, I have read/bought all of your books twice. First in my teens,
    Now again in my 30’s. I understand your series must come to an end but
    Please give us loyal readers full maps and notes about untold stories about your characters, they do not have to be books. I have enjoyed reading about the development and hardships they have gone through. My generation has no idea about what our grandparents went through for their survival. Your books tell amazing stories how one person can overcome incredible odds only if they believe in themselves. This time around I am keeping my books to share with my kids, nieces and nephew’s. Thank you sir!

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