Every great fantasy novel needs a great map!

Terry has been fortunate since the publication of his debut novel, The Sword of Shannara. For 35 years, he has had excellent cover art and fantastic maps. From the Hildebrandt Bros. to long-time Del Rey Books editor and part-time artist Shelly Shaprio, fans have been spoiled.

And they have been spoiled the last twelve years by the work of cartographer Russ Charpentier.

Russ became Terry’s new mapmaker in 2000 with the publication of The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch. He did beautiful work. A wine country map illustrator for years, he painted a single-sheet Four Lands map similar in scope to that done by the Hildebrandt Bros. in 1977. He also did the artwork on the Castaway’s Map that began the narrative in Voyage. Terry loved the work so much he asked to keep Russ for the next few series—series that would demand new maps. Russ has since done a map of Parkasia, the Forbidding, and most recently for Landover. You can see these others maps in the STORE now.

For the 35th publication anniversary of The Sword of Shannara, Terry decided we needed a new, larger map of the Four Lands for the forthcoming book, Wards of Faerie. He wanted Russ again.

And Russ delivered. Here it is:

The colors of the map will change slightly—be more vibrant—when it is printed. And that’s okay. Because you can order the high-quality, high-resolution edition as your own map!

Russ is making available three different versions of the map:

  • The New Four Lands Map – Offset Poster will be 18″ x 24″ on Sundance Felt 80 lb. text Natural white, a nice stock with a watercolor texture to it. It will be unsigned. The price will be $25.00.








  • The New Four Lands Map – Artist-Signed Giclee will be 20″ x 26.5″ and signed by only Russ Charpentier. The price will be $225.00.








  • The New Four Lands Map – Dual-Signed Giclee will be 20″ x 26.5″ and signed by both Russ Charpentier and Terry Brooks. The price will be $300.00.








Russ is making available three different versions of the map:

  • The New Four Lands Map – Offset Poster will be 18″ x 24″ on Sundance Felt 80 lb. text Natural white, a nice stock with a watercolor texture to it. It will be unsigned. The price will be $25.00.








  • The New Four Lands Map – Artist-Signed Giclee will be 20″ x 26.5″ and signed by only Russ Charpentier. The price will be $225.00.








  • The New Four Lands Map – Dual-Signed Giclee will be 20″ x 26.5″ and signed by both Russ Charpentier and Terry Brooks. The price will be $300.00.








Each order is shipped in a sturdy tube. Both United States and International orders can be shipped via Priority Mail (you should probably purchase insurance from Russ for the giclees) or with Economy Mail (no insurance, putting the order at risk!).

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want your order to be fully protected, choose Priority Mail. That way you can buy insurance for Russ that covers the entire transaction. If you select Economy Mail, neither Russ Charpentier or Terry Brooks are liable if your order gets damaged or goes missing.

EXAMPLE: If you buy a $300.00 giclee shipped via Economy Mail and the order gets damaged in transit, Russ is not responsible.

Please give Russ 30 days to process an order for the Terry Brooks-signed giclees. Due to international customs requirements, shipping times are variable and beyond the control of the shipper. If you need a map for a gift, be sure to order far in advance to ensure timely delivery.

The 16″ x 24″ Offset is an unlimited press run on a good quality 80lb. textured cover stock. The colors may fade in time as with all printed material exposed to indirect light. The paper is not acid free and may darken over time. They are not signed or numbered. It is a copy, like a calendar or greeting card, it is not expected to appreciate in value over time but should look great for many years to come if properly cared for.

The 20″ x 26.5″ Giclee on the other hand is a limited, museum quality, hand pulled print, signed and numbered by Russ. They are produced one at a time, limited to a run of 100 and provided with a Certificate of Authenticity. The inks are brilliant archival quality and should not fade or loose their brilliance for 100 years if not exposed to direct sunlight. The paper is heavy weight Reeves BFK acid free water color stock and will not yellow over time. Each giclee, unlike the offset, costs much more to produce and is considered an “original”. They are an investment and should increase in value with time.

Note: Terry and this website have no involvement in the completion or shipment of an order placed. If you have a question, please write Russ at russrc@earthlink.net.

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