Poll: Are You Happy Shannara Nears Its End?

brooks-darklingFor many of you, that poll question likely made you want to howl in anger.

It’s true though. For the last year at events and on this website, Terry has been saying that he will be wrapping up the end continuity of the Shannara series. It doesn’t mean he won’t write more Shannara books set within the established timeline—like pre-Shannara books or books set between series—but it does mean Terry will be concluding the series exactly as he sees fit.

That means, thankfully, in the event of untimely demise, Brandon Sanderson won’t have to finish the series. Or worse… me. Ha!

I attend many of Terry’s events for obvious reasons and when Terry tells his fans that he is ending the series so it is done by his hand, moans and groans fill the hair. It is hard news to accept. Some people have said to me though that they are happy; happy the Shannara series will be wrapped up by its creator, happy that Terry will then spend more time on new projects.

There are obvious pluses and minuses here. And that informs our Friday poll today:

Are you happy Shannara nears its end?

For those who might not know, Terry is writing the Defenders of Shannara series, which comprises The High Druid’s Blade, The Darkling Child, and a third as of yet untitled book. These three books and the events within them will lead directly into the final Shannara trilogy that Terry feels should be published 2016-2018.

Are you happy about this? Sad? Angry? I have to say, knowing Terry well, that I’m happy he is doing this on his terms.

What do you think? Vote and comment!


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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)!