Author Blurbs: Child of Light

Hi All,

Child of Light published last week. As if you didn’t already know, it is Terry’s new fantasy book. It is unrelated to anything he’s written in the past and I think it is pretty magical. Judine felt the same way when she read it. And when Terry’s editor Anne Groell read the book, she jumped at the chance to publish it for Del Rey.

Judine, Anne, and I were not the only ones who felt that way. When Anne finished editing it and Terry completed his edits on Child of Light, Del Rey sent the book out to several authors for blurbs. For those of you who don’t know, blurbs help market the book. Terry has always advocated for sincere blurbs; he doesn’t give out blurbs unless he truly enjoys a book. He requested that with Child of Light. I think Del Rey found a great group of writers to read Terry’s newest novel and they responded with their thoughts about the new book.

In celebration of Child of Light‘s release, here are those blurbs:

Child of Light is enchantingly feral. Precise in his prose, clever in his worldbuilding, Brooks stretches new muscles to explore a young woman’s quest for identity. The pace is rapid as a river, but this one twists hard and runs deep.”

—Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“A fresh world, a new voice, but the same high quality Brooks always delivers . . . You’ll be glad you joined the expedition.”

—Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Fate

“With a unique setting that is a heady dystopic blend of mysticism and the future, Child of Light is an otherworldly adventure from the fertile mind of one of the most beloved storytellers of our generation.”

—Wesley Chu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The War Arts Saga

“With Child of Light, Terry Brooks continues to enchant both longtime fans and generations of new readers.”

—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Prince

“Terry Brooks unleashed is a wonderful thing. In Child of Light, he’s teasing us with a world that is both fairy tale and deadly serious, and keeping us off guard the entire time, unsure of how to take . . . anyone and anything. It’s not really a ‘mystery,’ but it is, and even with the startling reveals, there’s so much left to explore and discover. I want to go back to Viridian Deep and I know that I will.”

—R. A. Salvatore, author of the Legend of Drizzt series and the world of DemonWars

“Compelling . . . a fast-paced plot packed with secrets makes this an enjoyable read in a slightly old-fashioned high-fantasy style.”

Kirkus Reviews

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