In Stores: Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks is published today in the US!

That means your local bookstore and online retailer have it!

Wards of Faerie is set 100 years after the events of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, where the people of the Four Lands have become largely distrusting of magic after the failed Third Council of Druids. But when a Druid stumbles upon information that might lead to the re-discovery of the lost Elfstones of Faerie, Ard Rhys of Paranor Khyber Elessedil must decide to undertake the most dangerous of missions to acquire them—at all costs.

And those costs turn out to be high indeed.

Here is the dust jacket copy:

Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades.

When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled—and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.

Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins.

Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies—Druids, Elves, and humans alike—remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely.

To celebrate this year’s release of Wards of Faerie, Terry and Del Rey Books are doing something really special for one reason: Terry has gotten ahead of his publishing schedule. Wards of Faerie, Bloodfire Quest, and Witch Wraith are all completed and publishing at six month intervals instead of the normal year increments!

But that’s not all. Del Rey Books has agreed to make Wards of Faerie a very special publication in its own right. Here are the highlights:

  • Interior color for the first time since publication of The Sword of Shannara, supplied by the fantastic Todd Lockwood
  • A new two-page map of the Four Lands by Russ Charpentier
  • Detailed schematics of Paranor by David Cherry

And as a treat, here is Terry explaining about the new book and reading an excerpt from Wards of Faerie!

Still, that’s not all. Both Todd Lockwood and Russ Charpentier have made their artistic efforts available for the ardent fan who loves great art! Want an authorized map of the Four Lands hanging on your wall? Want the full-color scene of Khyber Elessedil and companions traveling through the Fangs? Look below!

To order the Todd Lockwood giclee, click HERE!

To order the Russ Charpentier map, click HERE!

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks is in fine bookstores now!

And the Four Lands will never be the same again!


30 responses to “In Stores: Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks”

  1. I am excited about your new book, as I have been about all of your books. It is good news to hear that the whole story is complete; better news that only six months between chapters.
    You should collaborate with Martin, his girth is legendary.

  2. I have waited with great anticipation, my opportunity, to return to the Four lands and join the colorful, richly written characters, on the most exciting adventures, in the literary world. I find myself, waiting with baited breath for the next chapter, and the next book, knowing full well, that each one brings me closer to it’s particular conclusion and the emptiness that will be waiting until Terry invites me back for a new adventure. Looking forward to the new map and the fabulous artwork. God bless, Terry and best wishes Shawn. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

  3. Today also happens to be my wife and my 3rd anniversary…. guess what she bought me!!!! I’m very psyched!! Can’t wait to read it!! Thanks Terry!

  4. I live in India and love to hear the stories through Audiobooks, but currently am unable to buy this Audiobook because of region restriction. Can anything be done. Even if its available through iTunes then I can buy it.

  5. Will books 2 & 3 also contain original artwork, or only #1? Not complaining, but that would be pretty awesome if all three had artwork, similar to the original trilogy. Regardless, I’m thrilled even if it’s only #1.

  6. one minute! i found the black and white Paranor schematic but apart from Four Lands maps – NO OTHER colour artwork.

    it is missing. not happy :[

  7. Is the Canadian edition of the book supposed to have the interior color artwork? I stopped by the bookstore the other day and the copies of Wards of Faerie there didn’t seem to have the art.

  8. I read the sword, elfstones & wishsong in the mid 80’s during highschool. I have read all the other shannara books in the last 10 months (what a rush). I cannot wait to pick up the wards of faerie tomorrow.

  9. Shawn – good to see you’ve made it into a Brooks book.

    On another note, while I am thoroughly enjoying the new book, I can’t help but notice the number of spelling and grammatical errors through the course of the book. These may of course just be in the UK edition, but two of the more obvious ones are at the beginning of chapters 9 &17.

  10. As always I am excited and have been waiting a year now for a new Brooks book. Also am so excited to hear that they will be releasing the next two within the year instead of having to wait 3 years. Thanks Del Rey and thanks again Terry. My Brooks library will be complete soon. At least until the next installment.

  11. I’ve been hooked on every word “spoken” in the four lands, Landover and everywhere else since I read “TSoS” as a middle school 7th grader in 1980. I just read the first installment from Wards in one 2 hour sitting. Terry is a master, and I feel like I am reliving Shae and Flick. Familiar plot lines and quests, but new characters and some interesting beginnings. I’m looking forward to revisiting the Forbidding in detail and watching our new heros develop. Thanks for keeping the stories coming Terry.

    • u read fast, i tried to read it much slower and enjoy it since there isnt a new one till spring. i still finished it in 7 days. much to my chagrin. cant wait till the next one!

      • True, it sucks that characters we learn to love get sacrificed (can you say Balinor Buckhannah?). But, like you said, Wishsong taught us that the Ellcrys gets reborn the hard way. I think I feel the quest of Railing coming on!

  12. Just finished the book last night. Is it March yet?! I knew what was going to happen with Arlingfant and I hate it! I understand the need but it still sucks lol

  13. iv never read a book like these befour till a friend said have a read and i like them iv read most of them not all tho still going through them now what a read thank you mr brooks to open up my mined to your books jay from the uk

  14. first eva book i read was scions of shanara back in wen i was 15!!! 18 years on ya still one af my best reads along terry goodkind (hehehehe)!!!! im xcited bout the new book and will start soon!!!! love ya books all i can say!!! thanks for many years of entertainin my vivid imagination,,all the way from South Afrika!! keep it coming

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