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Terry Brooks was a practising attorney for many years, but now writes full time. His first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 months. Every one of the 24 novels that have followed has been an international bestseller.
Extinction or survival? Brooks keeps readers hanging with the hair-raising second installment (after 2006's Armageddon's Children) of a trilogy blending his bestselling Shannara and Void series. A plague-ridden future Earth faces annihilation from Void demons, once-men and other monstrous creatures. What chance do innocent children have? A pretty good chance when Logan Tom and Angel Perez, the last Knights of the Word, have pledged to defend them. Hawk, a child suffused with unpredictable magic, also helps the Seattle street kids called the Ghosts, but when he's whisked away to the magical Gardens of Life to learn of his heroic destiny, the kids come to depend on Logan and Cat, a part-lizard girl. Playing another important role is Kirisin, a Cintra elf hiding in the Oregon woods, who finds the blue Elfstones that can lead him to the powerful, myth-shrouded Loden Stone. Celebrating his 30th year as a professional writer, Brooks provides another fascinating group of characters tackling harrowing and inspiring life and death issues. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'Brooks has always aimed for a Tolkien level of epic, fantasy swagger in his work and The Elves of Cintra is no exception ... a worthy sequel to Armageddon's Children and a pretty damn intelligent fantasy opus... The Elves of Cintra is metaphorically rich and politically smart.' DEATHRAY 'What a gripper of a story! In the second book of the Genesis of Shannara series, Brooks delivers a tension-fuelled tale mixing Shannara fantasy with the contemporary world of the Knights of the Word' SFX 'A brilliant apocalyptic fantasy novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats from the start.' WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY
In the near future, Earth lies in chaos as armies of monsters prey upon humans barricaded in fortresses and governments cease to exist. A few individuals attempt to fight against overwhelming odds. Logan Tom and Angel Perez, Knights of the Word, lead separate groups of refugees into the relative safety of forest and wilderness, where Angel's group meets the Elves of Cintra. In a separate journey, fugitives Hawk and Tessa encounter the King of the Silver River and the hope of rescue. Brooks's sequel to Armageddon's Children ties the many stories of the Shannara series together with the world of modern Earth, bringing together two popular story cycles in a surprising and ingenious fashion. Libraries should expect demand for the latest in a best-selling series that appeals to fantasy readers of all ages. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.