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Terry Brooks was born in Sterling, Illinois on January 8, 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Hamilton College and a graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington and Lee University. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a practicing attorney for many years. His first book The Sword of Shannara (1977) was the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller List. He made the list again with his title The High Druid'd Blade: The Defenders of Shannara. His other works include the Word and Void trilogy, The Heritage of Shannara series, Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series, High Druid of Shannara series, Genesis of Shannara series, and the novelization to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Sword of Shannara… (more)
The Sword of Shannara 7,525 copies, 107 reviews
The Elfstones of Shannara 6,020 copies, 50 reviews
The Wishsong of Shannara 4,969 copies, 27 reviews
Magic Kingdom For Sale—SOLD! 4,270 copies, 65 reviews
The Scions of Shannara 3,876 copies, 13 reviews
First King of Shannara 3,611 copies, 27 reviews
The Druid of Shannara 3,503 copies, 13 reviews
The Elf Queen of Shannara 3,394 copies, 13 reviews
The Talismans of Shannara 3,307 copies, 9 reviews
The Black Unicorn 2,973 copies, 20 reviews
Ilse Witch 2,731 copies, 12 reviews
Wizard at Large 2,708 copies, 14 reviews
Running With the Demon 2,626 copies, 25 reviews
Antrax 2,299 copies, 10 reviews
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy 2,280 copies, 30 reviews
Armageddon's Children 2,260 copies, 41 reviews
Morgawr 2,181 copies, 9 reviews
Jarka Ruus 2,068 copies, 11 reviews
The Tangle Box 2,058 copies, 9 reviews
A Knight of the Word 2,048 copies, 13 reviews
Angel Fire East 1,805 copies, 10 reviews
Tanequil 1,748 copies, 11 reviews
Witches' Brew 1,732 copies, 7 reviews
Straken 1,648 copies, 10 reviews
The Elves of Cintra 1,615 copies, 27 reviews
The Gypsy Morph 1,418 copies, 22 reviews
Bearers of the Black Staff 1,013 copies, 20 reviews
A Princess of Landover 895 copies, 14 reviews
The Measure of the Magic 744 copies, 37 reviews
The Wards of Faerie 718 copies, 25 reviews
Bloodfire Quest 536 copies, 14 reviews
Witch Wraith 483 copies, 12 reviews
The High Druid's Blade 454 copies, 21 reviews
Hook 448 copies, 5 reviews
Dark Wraith of Shannara 422 copies, 10 reviews
The Darkling Child 362 copies, 12 reviews
The Black Elfstone 355 copies, 9 reviews
The World of Shannara 330 copies, 1 review
The Sorcerer's Daughter 280 copies, 10 reviews
The Word and the Void 245 copies, 2 reviews
The Skaar Invasion 245 copies, 5 reviews
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy 209 copies, 2 reviews
Indomitable 168 copies, 3 reviews
Allanon's Quest 153 copies, 2 reviews
Child of Light 142 copies, 8 reviews
The Weapons Master's Choice 120 copies, 2 reviews
Street Freaks 106 copies, 4 reviews
The Black Irix 105 copies, 3 reviews
Imaginary Friends 60 copies, 3 reviews
Small Magic 58 copies, 1 review
Daughter of Darkness 52 copies, 1 review
De elfenkoningin van Shannara 14 copies, 1 review
Revelation 1 copy
Dark Horse 1 copy
Tranquel 1 copy
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) (Introduction, some editions) 34,489 copies, 722 reviews
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference : an Indispensable Compendium of… (Introduction, some editions) 495 copies, 5 reviews
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (Contributor) 369 copies, 13 reviews
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 362 copies, 4 reviews
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (Contributor) 323 copies, 7 reviews
The Best of Lester del Rey (Introduction, some editions) 284 copies, 6 reviews
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (Foreword) 98 copies, 1 review
Unbound (Contributor) 89 copies, 2 reviews
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (Contributor) 70 copies, 2 reviews
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 38 • July 2013 (Contributor) 8 copies, 2 reviews
Beyond the Fields We Know (Contributor; Contributor) 4 copies

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