Coming Soon: The Weapons Master’s Choice

paladins-weaponmasterschoiceGaret Jax is back!

In the 16 years I’ve maintained a web presence for Terry, fans have asked for three things almost daily: a Shannara movie, more on the Druid Allanon, and more on Garet Jax.

Well, Terry e-published Allanon’s Choice a few months ago, the tale taking place directly before The Sword of Shannara. And now, almost three decades later, Garet Jax is coming back as well!

Here is a bit more about it:

A city besieged by a powerful warlock seeks salvation from a fabled warrior in the second of three gripping new stand-alone eBook short stories set in the world of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that is Shannara—by beloved New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks.

His extraordinary—and deadly—skills have earned Garet Jax renown and infamy as the man called the Weapons Master. Rootless, solitary, and endlessly sought after, he roams the Four Lands, loyal to none but himself . . . and whomever can afford his services as warrior, assassin, and avenger for hire. But Lyriana is unlike any who have come to him before: as beautiful as she is bold, as enigmatic as the distant city she is desperate to save, and possessed of an intangible, irresistible allure that entices even the hardened Garet Jax more than any amount of gold or silver ever could.

But the challenge she comes bearing may give even the celebrated Weapons Master pause. The remote city of Tajarin, Lyriana’s home, is being laid to waste by an immensely powerful and boundlessly evil warlock of the deadliest order. With the populace enslaved and no champion to stand against the invader, Tajarin will soon be wiped from the map—perhaps only the first city to fall. Whatever hope exists rests in the deft hands, lethal blades, and unerring instincts of Garet Jax. With righteous fury in his blood, and feelings he has never before known in his heart, he will face the most dire of enemies, and dare the blackest of fates, for the mysterious woman at his side—whose deepest secrets have yet to be revealed.

The weapons master featured in The Wishsong of Shannara has returned in a new short story, one that’s sure to delight fans! Set long before the events of Wishsong, Garet Jax is confronted by a beautiful woman with a terrible need of his services.

He agrees&mdasn;and quickly finds himself enveloped in a situation only he, with his skills, can confront…

But at what price?

Here is some more information about it:

On Sale: January 28, 2013
Pages: 39 | ISBN: 978-0-345-53681-5
Published by : Del Rey

I have read the short story several times in the last few months as the story was edited. I love what Terry has done here. I think Garet Jax fans won’t be disappointed. In fact, I have no doubt that they will be screaming for more weapons master’s stories in the future! Let’s hope Terry gives them to us!

To view which ebook retailers will be carrying The Weapons Master’s Choices, click HERE!

NOTE: And if you don’t have an ereader like the Kindle or Nook, don’t fret! While the story won’t be available in print form until all these short stories are collected into a hardcover many years from now, fans who lack an ereader can download applications for the Kindle (PC | Mac) and Nook (PC | Mac) and read the story on their computer! Just click which link applies in the previous sentence, buy the short story on January 28, 2013, and enjoy a fantastic read!

The Weapons Master’s Choice will be available on January 28, 2013!

Garet Jax is back!

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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)!