Poll: What Is Your Favorite Landover Book?


The magical kingdom of Landover. Where nothing is quite what it seems!

Ben Holiday found that out. Once a lawyer, he buys Landover and becomes its king. The story is very much an allegorical retelling of Terry’s life, who made the transition from lawyer to writer. The story is about finding yourself. And that’s just what Terry did when he began writing full time.

As many of you know, Steve Carell is attached to play Ben Holiday in a live-action film based on Magic Kingdom For Sale—Sold!. Terry can’t be more pleased with the choice. I agree. Carell is largely known for his comedic work but it is his past dramatic roles that make him perfect for Ben Holiday, a man who has lost everything and is willing to take the largest of chances. Writing continues on the screenplay and hopefully Warner Bros. will greenlight the movie into production sometime this year. I have my fingers crossed.

It begs the question though:

What is your favorite Landover book?

For me, it’s a tough question. I loved the first book. It is the book we are introduced to Ben, Willow, and the rest of the cast. From a writing point of view, I love Tangle Box. Some of Terry’s best writing, in my opinion. And of course, I have a soft spot in my heart for A Princess of Landover because Terry dedicated the book to me.

But what do you think? What’s your favorite and why? And if you haven’t read Landover yet… why not? Go buy yourself some Terry Brooks and enjoy a fun weekend in Landover!

Hope to hear from you guys!

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)!