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Terry Brooks Biography
Terry Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction.

Terry Brooks writes mainly high fantasy, and has also written several movie novelizations.

He is an alumnus of Hamilton College and Washington and Lee University. Before becoming an author he was a practicing attorney.

His first novel, The Sword of Shannara, was an immediate bestseller, but some critics accused Brooks of having plagiarized the plot from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - something that he strenuously denies. The chief similarity is that it is a heroic fantasy featuring various races who form an alliance against a dark lord and set out on a quest to defeat him - but this is of course the template for a great many other fantasy epics as well.

Book list

Shannara series:

The Sword of Shannara Trilogy:
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Wishsong of Shannara

The Heritage of Shannara Series:
The Scions of Shannara
The Druid of Shannara
The Elf Queen of Shannara
The Talismans of Shannara

A Shannara Trilogy Prequel:
First King of Shannara

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara:
Ilse Witch

High Druid of Shannara:
Jarka Ruus
Tanequil [coming soon]
Straken [coming soon]

A Shannara Companion:
The World of Shannara

Magic Kingdom of Landover series:
Magic Kingdom For Sale -- SOLD!
The Black Unicorn
Wizard at Large
The Tangle Box
Witches' Brew

The Word & the Void series:
Running with the Demon
A Knight of the Word
Angel Fire East

The Phantom Menace

Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life
Terry Brooks Resources
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