2013 is going to be a busy year for Terry! And just as busy for me!
Wards of Faerie published in August 2012. It is the first book of The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, a story that takes place after the events of High Druid but is strongly tied to The Elfstones of Shannara. Terry and Del Rey Books decided that the books of the trilogy would be released much closer in time than usual, a gift for Terry’s fans who always wait so patiently for his new books.
The result is Bloodfire Quest being published six months after Wards on March 12, 2013 and Witch Wraith publishing even sooner on July 16, 2013!
I’m reading Witch Wraith right now—my continuity edit on the book— and I’m just awed at how awesome it is. I can’t even explain it. Nor will I. I am sworn to secrecy by Terry but I will say there have been several scenes in this book that made my head spin from their magnitude!
While I feel the trilogy is one of Terry’s best stories yet, there are other things to love about this series. For example, having artist Todd Lockwood painting interior pieces for all three books. The art in Wards of Faerie is nice but the art you will be getting in Bloodfire Quest is unbelievable! And given what scene Todd will be painting for Witch Wraith, I think fans are incredibly lucky to have this kind of talent on one series!
Then you have the covers! I love all three of these covers. They are different. Terry has had some great cover art over the years and it changes from time to time. This time, Del Rey Books got it right and went iconic.
My poll question today is about the covers: Which one is your favorite? And why!?