A Knight of the Word (The Word and The Void #2) - Terry Brooks 7.38   8

An unbroken string of fourteen national bestsellers has established Terry Brooks as today's leading voice in fantasy fiction, a writer whose magical creations and characters are beloved the world over. Now, in this no-holds-barred battle between good and evil, the dazzling sequel to his bestselling Running with the Demon, Brooks surpasses even himself.

In the eleventh century the Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr was chosen to combat the demonic evil of the Void and disappeared from history to fulfill that mission. Armed with powerful magic, Glyndwr became a Knight of the Word – a draining and demanding legacy passed on eight centuries later to John Ross, a professor of English literature on tour in Wales.

In accepting the black runestaff that channeled the magic of the Word, John Ross accepted a solemn trust – and awful burden. Each night he dreams of hellish futures wrought upon the world by the Void. And each dream is of a future that will come to pass unless Ross prevents it in the present. Crippled in body and soul by the searing magic he wields and the horrors he dreams, sustained only by his faith in the goodness of the Word, Ross drifts across America, a modern-day knight errant in search of the agents of the Void.

Then an unspeakable act of violence shatters his weary beliefs. Haunted by guilt, John Ross turns his back on the Word. With the help of beautiful Stefanie Winslow, Ross slowly builds a new life – a life whose only magic lies in Stefanie's healing love.

But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, and merciless demons soon stalk Ross and those close to him. His only hope is young Nest Freemark, who wields a powerful magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon the choice she would make between Word and Void. Now Nest must return the favor. She must restore Ross's faith, or his – and her own – will be forfeit...


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Release date 1998
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The Word and The Void :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 5 total works.

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
Angel Fire East (The Word and The Void #3) 7.28   7
The Word and The Void 6.00   3
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