Poll: A Four Lands book without an Ohmsford?

Elf Queen of Shannara, painted by Keith Parkinson

This last week, I visited Terry at his Oregon coast home to take a mini-vacation before The Dark Thorn is published and I begin editing the short stories found in the fantasy anthology, Unfettered.

It was a nice time. Great weather. Better company. Terry and his wife Judine spoil me like one of their children and after the year I’ve had, I welcome it. My time was spent reading, writing, playing games (curse you Judine for winning two games of Mexican train dominoes!), and watching the Pacific Ocean try its best to pound the North American continent into submission. After sleeping food-induced comas off every night, I would wake in the morning and make my way to my writing nook, which is just down from a set of stairs from where Terry writes.

And every morning, I could hear Terry already typing away, writing the next book.

What is that next book? As he mentioned in the most recent Ask Terry, Terry is writing a stand-alone Shannara novel that takes place after Witch Wraith, featuring a Leah character!

What? No Ohmsford?! Apparently not! It’s not surprising. Many of Terry’s novels feature characters outside of the Ohmsfords. For instance, Wil Ohmsford isn’t introduced to readers of The Elfstones of Shannara long into the novel. The same is true in the newest book, Wards of Faerie. So that takes us to our poll today!


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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)!