To celebrate the 35 anniversary of The Sword of Shannara as well as the annotated edition, Terry and I will be conducting a video chat on Google + Hangout on November 14th at 7:00 pm PST. Terry will take questions from his fans and answer them in real time, illuminating his 1977 debut novel as never before. We will talk about the writing of the book, how it found a home at Ballantine Books, the editing process that Lester del Rey put Terry through, and why it has been a fan favorite for so long.
Here are some kind words from authors in the know:
“The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy. This was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!
“Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre. I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara. If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear
“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
“Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure, I owe him my job. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy
“The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. I didn’t just enjoy reading the novels—the world became so real that I would spend hours creating Shannara fan-fiction in my mind. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
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Save the date and time next week to have your questions answered by Terry—live!
POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER! INFORMATION COMING!!
The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks will be published November 13, 2012!
Revisit the book as its never been published before!