Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and he received his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University.

A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, western, fiction, and non-fiction, until one semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read. That moment changed Terry's life forever, because in Tolkien's great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre.

He then wrote The Sword of Shannara, the seven year grand result retaining sanity while studying at Washington & Lee University and practicing law. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.


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Books by Terry Brooks
The Sword of Shannara (The Shannara Trilogy #1) 6.62   32
The Elfstones of Shannara (The Shannara Trilogy #2) 7.20   24
The Wishsong of Shannara (The Shannara Trilogy #3) 7.12   24
Magic Kingdom For Sale – SOLD! (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #1) 8.26   12
The Black Unicorn (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #2) 7.72   7
Wizard at Large (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #3) 7.42   7
The Scions of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #1) 5.90   111
Hook 6.00   2
The Druid of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #2) 5.86   99
The Elf Queen of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #3) 6.08   89
The Talismans of Shannara (The Heritage of Shannara #4) 5.76   81
The Tangle Box (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #4) 8.00   6
Witches' Brew (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #5) 7.16   6
First King of Shannara 6.86   14
Running with the Demon (The Word and The Void #1) 7.10   10
A Knight of the Word (The Word and The Void #2) 7.38   8
The Phantom Menace 6.24   60
Angel Fire East (The Word and The Void #3) 7.28   7
Ilse Witch (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #1) 6.90   10
Antrax (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #2) 6.88   8
The World of Shannara 7.00   2
Morgawr (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #3) 7.38   8
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy 7.14   7
Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara #1) 7.44   9
The Heritage of Shannara 5.40   5
The Word and The Void 6.00   3
Tanequil (High Druid of Shannara #2) 7.44   9
Straken (High Druid of Shannara #3) 7.22   9
Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara #1) 7.88   9
The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy 8.50   4
The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara #2) 7.58   7
The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara #3) 7.00   6
A Princess of Landover (The Magic Kingdom of Landover #6) 8.00   4
The Magic Kingdom of Landover: Volume 1 (The Magic Kingdom of Landover (omnibus editions) #1) 6.00   1
The Magic Kingdom of Landover: Volume 2 (The Magic Kingdom of Landover (omnibus editions) #2) 6.00   1
Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara #1) 5.20   5
The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara #2) 4.40   5
Indomitable 9.00   1
Paladins of Shannara: Allanon's Quest N/A
Wards of Faerie (The Dark Legacy of Shannara #1) 7.00   5
Bloodfire Quest (The Dark Legacy of Shannara #2) 7.00   1
Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix N/A
Witch Wraith (The Dark Legacy of Shannara #3) N/A
The High Druid's Blade 7.00   1
The Darkling Child 7.00   1
The Sorcerer's Daughter 6.00   1
The Black Elfstone (The Fall of Shannara #1) 7.00   2
The Skaar Invasion (The Fall of Shannara #2) 7.00   2
Warrior N/A
Street Freaks N/A
The Stiehl Assassin (The Fall of Shannara #3) 5.00   1
The Last Druid (The Fall of Shannara #4) 4.00   1
Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977–2020 7.00   1
Child of Light (Viridian Deep #1) 9.00   2
Daughter of Darkness (Viridian Deep #2) 7.76   4

Speculative Fiction Novels (55)

(Viridian Deep #3)
2023 | fantasy | Release date 2023
(Viridian Deep #2)
2022 | fantasy
(Viridian Deep #1)
2021 | fantasy

2021 | fantasy, short stories
(The Fall of Shannara #4)
2020 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Fall of Shannara #3)
2019 | fantasy > high fantasy

2018 | science fiction
(The Word and The Void)
2018 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Fall of Shannara #2)
2018 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Fall of Shannara #1)
2017 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Defenders of Shannara)
2016 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Defenders of Shannara)
2015 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Defenders of Shannara)
2014 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Dark Legacy of Shannara #3)
2013 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Shannara)
2013 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Dark Legacy of Shannara #2)
2013 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Dark Legacy of Shannara #1)
2012 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Shannara)
2012 | fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
(Shannara)
2012 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Legends of Shannara #2)
2011 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Legends of Shannara #1)
2010 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover #6)
2009 | fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover (omnibus editions) #2)
2009 | fantasy, collection
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover (omnibus editions) #1)
2009 | fantasy, collection
(Genesis of Shannara #3)
2008 | fantasy
(Genesis of Shannara #2)
2007 | fantasy
(Genesis of Shannara #1)
2006 | fantasy
(The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara)
2006 | fantasy > high fantasy, collection
(High Druid of Shannara #3)
2005 | fantasy > high fantasy
(High Druid of Shannara #2)
2004 | fantasy > high fantasy
(High Druid of Shannara #1)
2003 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Heritage of Shannara)
2003 | fantasy > high fantasy, collection
(The Word and The Void)
2003 | fantasy > urban fantasy, collection
(The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #3)
2002 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Shannara Trilogy)
2002 | fantasy > high fantasy, collection
(The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #2)
2001 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #1)
2000 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Star Wars: Episode I)
1999 | science fiction > space opera
(The Word and The Void #3)
1999 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Word and The Void #2)
1998 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Word and The Void #1)
1997 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Shannara)
1996 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover #5)
1995 | fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover #4)
1994 | fantasy
(The Heritage of Shannara #4)
1993 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Heritage of Shannara #3)
1992 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Heritage of Shannara #2)
1991 | fantasy > high fantasy

1991 | fantasy
(The Heritage of Shannara #1)
1990 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover #3)
1988 | fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover #2)
1987 | fantasy
(The Magic Kingdom of Landover #1)
1986 | fantasy
(The Shannara Trilogy #3)
1985 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Shannara Trilogy #2)
1982 | fantasy > high fantasy
(The Shannara Trilogy #1)
1977 | fantasy > high fantasy

Others non-spefi books (1)

(Shannara)
2001 | non-fiction