Giveaway: A Comic-Con Exclusive Copy of THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA

cover-elfstones-sdccTerry and I attended the San Diego Comic-Con a few weeks ago in support of The Shannara Chronicles.

You guys have seen the pictures. You guys have seen the trailer. You guys know The Shannara Chronicles will air in January 2016.

But many of you asked me one question upon my return home:

How do I get one of those Comic-Con exclusive copies of The Elfstones of Shannara?!

My answer did not make you happy. The reality is, it is nigh impossible to get one. There were only 2000 produced and they were given out in their entirety at Comic-Con via the MTV booth as well as the Del Rey Books booth. And like all exclusives, you had to be at the convention to get one—or find one on the secondary market like (which there seem to be a few, by the way).

But my fiancé and I brought six of these home, knowing that hosting a series of monthly giveaways from now until January would soften the blow somewhat.

I am using these books to help grow awareness for The Shannara Chronicles. That involves all of you. You guys are the vehicle to spread word about the TV series and make it an out-of-the-gate success.

Here are the Rules for the August Facebook Giveaway:

  • Contest open to the entire world.
  • Only one entry per person. Anyone who enters twice or more is automatically disqualified.
  • Contest ends August 31, 2015.
  • Winner randomly selected.
  • Must change your Facebook cover image for the entire month of August. Details below!

First: Save this image to your computer:


Second: Upload the image to your Facebook page via the upload button in the upper-left of your cover image, then on the image post make sure it is set to “PUBLIC” as seen below:


Third: Re-position the image to your liking!

Finally: Once you have done that, fill out the entry form below, leaving your name, email address, mailing address, and link to your Facebook page for verification of the upload! Then click SUBMIT!

It’s that easy. You are done and entered into the giveaway!

I know, I know, some of you don’t use Facebook. That’s why in the coming months there will be additional giveaways—for Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, a general giveaway for everyone, etc.! Post any questions you might have below and I’ll answer them when I can.

Go forth! And spread word about…

The Shannara Chronicles!

57 responses to “Giveaway: A Comic-Con Exclusive Copy of THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA”

  1. Dear Terry
    I would like to have a chance of winning this book unfortunately have done parts 1 and 2 of the registration but i have no clue how to get the facebook url
    yours John Jones

  2. i hope someday i will make it far enough west to see Terry Brooks at one of the events. until then maybe I’ll get lucky and win this book.

  3. Concerning the august giveaway, how do I know my submission was received, and recieved correctly, email response? I don’t wanna submit another and be disqualified. Thanks.

  4. Thank you Terry Brooks for years of entertainment. Especially thanks for fantastic writing that doesn’t have to be raunchy to be great.

  5. That’s pretty cool of you and your fiancé, Shawn! That limited edition looks nice! I wish the contest was being run on this website rather than Facebook, but I get the promotional aspect of it. Makes sense, I just see Facebook as a distant ancestor of the the Ildatch.

  6. All done. Glad to support this show and Terry! Now just going to keep hoping on the book. Thanks for being excellent at your job, Shawn. Let me know if you ever want to retire and pass the torch.

  7. This is amazing! I want one so bad, I get super excited every time I read anything about the show, but I’m not excited about the wait!

  8. I just wanted to say: Thank you for the opportunity for winning this book. The Shannara series was the first adult fantasy series that I ever read and I can’t wait to see the show!

  9. I like the banner I had with Terry in it, but this will do until the end of August! Good luck everyone! Keep reading!

  10. *Keeping my fingers crossed* Used to have almost all of Terry Brooks’ books. Definitely my favorite author! Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I no longer have my prized Terry Brooks collection.

  11. Sounds great, except for those of us who don’t use social media at all. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Oh wait, I get it. No winners unless we socialize the event. I guess hermits are out of the running. Sorry Cogline.

    • I suggest you re-read the post:

      “I know, I know, some of you don’t use Facebook. That’s why in the coming months there will be additional giveaways—for Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, a general giveaway for everyone, etc.! Post any questions you might have below and I’ll answer them when I can.”

  12. If hardship counts, I should win because I just got home from 60,000 screaming teens and preteens at a Taylor Swift concert.

  13. So we have to use that one afterall?…and I worked ‘so hard’ to make mine….

  14. Think I did it right. So excited, started the Shannara series when it came out. I was in high school then. I’m 47 now and have been a faithful follower ever since. Brooks, Speakman and Glen Cook are the only authors I read.

  15. Done……what a great idea for those of us who couldn’t get to comic-con….good luck to all and if i don’t win i’ll see everyone in January for Elfstones, oh hey my birthday is in january!!!

  16. Thank you, looking forward to Reading the book and seeing the series in January

  17. Done! Hoping it went through, I would love to win this! Can’t wait to see the show!

  18. Done!

    Really hope I win this and I can’t wait until January. I have been a fan of Terry Brooks for almost 20 years and have reread some of the series several times now.

  19. I hope my trying came through! Would love to win this for my 5-year old Amberle (and her twin sisters, and myself ofcourse 🙂 )

  20. I have read everything by Terry Brooks! Would love to add this to my collection!

  21. Done and Done sir! I do not enter many contests, but for my favorite book exceptions must be made!

    i hope you don’t have any problem with the link to my facebook page.

    Also I would not complain if Terry ever felt like swinging by Cleveland for a book signing!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  22. Just a few words to say thank you for the hours of pleasure you’ve given me with your work since I first came across it in 1991, especially as I picked up Wishsong as my first read by pure chance.

    Will we ever get to see you here in the UK at all?

    Many thanks and kind regards.

  23. I own a copy of The Elfstones of Shannara purchased many moons ago. Would that be considered one of the one thousand printed?