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Cover launch: The new-look Terry Brooks

Wards of Faerie - the new title from bestselling master of fantasy Terry Brooks - endorsed by Christopher PaoliniToday we’re very excited to unveil a brand new cover look for one of the biggest and best-selling names in epic fantasy. In the words of Christopher Paolini:

‘If you haven’t read Terry Brooks, you haven’t read fantasy.’

And if you haven’t read  Terry Brooks yet – this is the perfect place to start! He’s writing at the top of his game, and I was just bowled over by this manuscript when it came in.

Set in Terry’s original and most popular core Shannara world (the one which fans have been begging him to return to for years) the new Dark Legacy of Shannara series is perfect both for steadfast Terry Brooks readers, and those discovering the world of Shannara for the first time.

Book 1, Wards of Faerie is released in just a few months’ time on 23rd August.

We hope you’ll agree that the fantasy illustrator Stephen Youll has done an awesome job on this dragon skull (who wants one on their wall? I do!!).

Don’t forget that you can also get hold of the paperback edition of Terry’s previous novel, The Measure of the Magic (UK / ANZ), on 2nd Aug 2012.

Check out a cover close-up and more information on Wards of Faerie below.


There was an age when the world was young. It was a time before the coming of humans, a time when magic was the dominant power – and it was named the age of Faerie.

It was during this age that the Elfstones protecting the Elven race disappeared. They have been missing for thousands of years. Ever since, a bitter war has been raging between the forces of good and evil. 

Now a clue to their location has surfaced in the ancient diary of a princess. Its discovery will set in motion a chain of events with unstoppable and unimaginable consequences.

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  1. Sean

    May 4, 2012
    at 12:13 pm

    This looks great. Am always a little jealous because we get a different cover in the US. Now I am going to have to order one from the UK to have this great looking cover.

  2. Shannon

    May 4, 2012
    at 12:20 pm

    Thank goodness! I love Terry Brooks, but I can’t do the futuristic stuff. Shannara is better when it’s not the future of the United States… when it was it’s own world.

  3. david

    May 4, 2012
    at 3:13 pm

    Shannara hinted alot throughout the books that it was the future after we humans mess things up i thought it was very clear from early on

  4. Upcoming4.me

    May 9, 2012
    at 7:27 am

    Looks amazing. A true fantasy classic.

  5. Harjinder

    May 9, 2012
    at 7:28 am

    excellent cover
    love it!

  6. angela foote

    June 10, 2012
    at 6:47 pm

    I cannot wait to read this new book! love this series!

  7. Del

    October 19, 2012
    at 8:21 pm

    Read it….love it….am now impatient to read Bloodfire Quest!!!

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