The Black Irix Is Published Today

brooks-blackirixThe new tale featuring Panamon Creel!

The Black Irix by Terry Brooks is e-published now and ready to be downloaded and read!

It is the third of three e-short stories in the Paladins of Shannara e-series. The first was Allanon’s Quest, featuring the Druid Allanon and his efforts in locating the last heir of Shannara. The second was The Weapons Master’s Choice, where Terry returned to one of his best characters ever—Garet Jax!

In The Black Irix, Terry once again returns to the generation featured in The Sword of Shannara. Here is a bit more about what you can expect in The Black Irix:

An old friend urges Shea Ohmsford to take a dangerous risk in the concluding story of this gripping Shannara eBook series by New York Times bestselling fantasy master Terry Brooks.

Shea Ohmsford has had quite enough of quests. A year after surviving a harrowing odyssey, he is still plagued by troubling memories and dreams. A mysterious trafficker in spells and potions provides a restorative nostrum for the stricken Shea . . . along with a warning: Shea will break his vow to never again leave Shady Vale. And then the potion-maker’s prophecy comes to pass.

A thief, adventurer, and notoriously charismatic rogue, Panamon Creel unexpectedly appears in the Vale with a request for his longtime friend, Shea—journey into the untamed northland, infiltrate the stronghold of a sinister dealer in stolen goods, and capture a precious artifact: the sacred Black Irix. Creel wishes to return this treasure to its rightful owners. Shea cannot refuse such a just cause. But what lies behind the black castle walls they must breach? And will this quest truly be their last?

Includes a preview of the final novel in Terry Brooks’s Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, WITCH WRAITH!

To view which ebook retailers are carrying The Black Irix, click HERE!

DON’T HAVE AN EREADER? WANT IT IN PAPER?: If you don’t have an ereader like the Kindle or Nook, don’t fret! While the story won’t be collected in a hardcover until Terry writes at least five more short stories, 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, and enjoy a fantastic read!

The Black Irix by Terry Brooks is now e-published!

Let thieves win!


14 responses to “The Black Irix Is Published Today”

  1. I bought it the day it came out on Kobo. I read it right away and loved it.Shea and Flick have always been my favorite Shannara characters and could read about them as long as they keep coming. Keep up the great work and can’t wait to see you in Halifax in November.

  2. I have grown up reading Terry’s books, and I loved this brief return to one of my favorite characters. I’m definitey looking forward to Panamon’s next appearance!

  3. Just bought and read The Black Irix – loved it. Of course, nothing will replace a full length novel one can get lost in for days, but while waiting for the next one, I love the chance to get a quick Shannara fix. 😉

      • I wonder if this changes Terry’s opionion at all about eBooks? I know he’s not a fan. Clearly correcting errors like this is one of the benefits. There’s not 50,000 printed copies floating around with that error

        Does this make my eBook version a collector’s item? 😀 I wonder if the corrected version downloads automatically to my eReader.

  4. Yeah, David, I was surprised/disappointed there wasn’t a single reference to him having only one hand. Some of the actions Panamon was described as doing would be pretty difficult with only one hand. An oversight by Mr. Brooks? Also, if I’m being a little nit-picky, while I voraciously read anything Terry releases, didn’t this story seem a tad action-less? Not a single fight or a need to use the Elfstones to protect themselves? It just seemed a little rushed on the whole. Sorry, just being honest…

    • Terry intended it to be that way, marshallarts. Not all stories have to be action-packed. Short stories especially are about something rather than action. This is one of those cases.

      As far as the hands go, yes, it was an oversight. It has now been corrected and new editions of the ebook are right. Not sure how Terry and I both missed it.

    • I agree with marshall’s assessment, but I’m with Terry on this one. I read (and love) so much epic fantasy, I find it very enjoyable to read a piece that doesn’t require such a time commitment that fits within the world and develops the characters. Yeah; I love the action sequences, but it’s such a short time commitment, I don’t miss it.

      • Good points, Shawn and David! Enjoy the story just as a slice of life from the Shannara history, rather than it needing to be an epic unto itself. I can live with that. 🙂 While on the subject of short stories, I know that these won’t be compiled for some time until a suitable volume is produced, but I sure hope they’re published in chronological order, rather than published order. I think that would be really cool to read each short story in consecutive, time-based order, almost like it was a continuous story, just with the characters changing each “chapter”.

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