HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
81,072 (115,493)1,57394 (3.82)2410
The Sword of Shannara 6,734 copies, 100 reviews
The Elfstones of Shannara 5,307 copies, 43 reviews
The Wishsong of Shannara 4,425 copies, 23 reviews
Magic Kingdom For Sale—SOLD! 3,906 copies, 61 reviews
The Scions of Shannara 3,456 copies, 12 reviews
First King of Shannara 3,191 copies, 27 reviews
The Druid of Shannara 3,133 copies, 12 reviews
The Elf Queen of Shannara 3,043 copies, 12 reviews
The Talismans of Shannara 2,951 copies, 8 reviews
The Black Unicorn 2,707 copies, 20 reviews
Wizard at Large 2,441 copies, 13 reviews
Ilse Witch 2,409 copies, 12 reviews
Antrax 2,046 copies, 10 reviews
Armageddon's Children 1,994 copies, 37 reviews
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy 1,950 copies, 25 reviews
Morgawr 1,934 copies, 9 reviews
The Tangle Box 1,851 copies, 11 reviews
A Knight of the Word 1,827 copies, 11 reviews
Jarka Ruus 1,804 copies, 11 reviews
Angel Fire East 1,598 copies, 8 reviews
Witches' Brew 1,563 copies, 8 reviews
Tanequil 1,559 copies, 11 reviews
Straken 1,489 copies, 10 reviews
The Elves of Cintra 1,418 copies, 23 reviews
The Gypsy Morph 1,227 copies, 20 reviews
Bearers of the Black Staff 832 copies, 20 reviews
A Princess of Landover 771 copies, 15 reviews
The Measure of the Magic 601 copies, 37 reviews
The Wards of Faerie 578 copies, 25 reviews
Bloodfire Quest 433 copies, 14 reviews
Hook 397 copies, 5 reviews
Witch Wraith 379 copies, 11 reviews
Dark Wraith of Shannara 361 copies, 10 reviews
The High Druid's Blade 357 copies, 20 reviews
The World of Shannara 293 copies, 1 review
The Darkling Child 283 copies, 13 reviews
The Black Elfstone 222 copies, 10 reviews
The Word and the Void 216 copies, 2 reviews
The Sorcerer's Daughter 203 copies, 11 reviews
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy 148 copies, 2 reviews
Indomitable 136 copies, 3 reviews
Allanon's Quest 126 copies, 2 reviews
The Weapons Master's Choice 96 copies, 1 review
The Black Irix 89 copies, 2 reviews
Street Freaks 80 copies, 4 reviews
Imaginary Friends 49 copies, 2 reviews
2008 2 copies
2005 2 copies
2004 1 copy
2000 1 copy
2009 1 copy
Tranquel 1 copy
Northern Lights (Introduction, some editions) 31,314 copies, 675 reviews
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference : an Indispensable Compendium of… (Introduction, some editions) 460 copies, 5 reviews
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 337 copies, 4 reviews
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (Contributor) 311 copies, 12 reviews
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (Contributor) 294 copies, 7 reviews
The Best of Lester del Rey (Introduction, some editions) 259 copies, 3 reviews
Unbound (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (Contributor) 60 copies, 2 reviews
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 38 • July 2013 (Contributor) 8 copies, 2 reviews
Beyond the Field We Know (Contributor) 4 copies

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: Psyko2, Comatoes, hskey, LilMissHarper, Salaxalans, AshleighDJCutler, Ian-Angus, meganlp, HatakeKinume, robert.kuropkat, daniemarie, brockgs, Melloween, PWPlove, ebdavison, maxliscia, jzibart, elizabeth1982, DLeonaQ, AilouPup (show 221 more), SusannahB32, kerryn.griffis, frootbat, RJBronson, dewasus1, DianneAstle, ggoldby, Dani14, jayblac21, LACatron, Shad.Gray, private member, BethieAnn, LordFoxxy, Hoth76, angeljacoby, aml44333, LunaSlashSea, locoduc, WilliamJKenney, Fisherhawk, washor, asubhani, Spb1234, EJDAgrosa, Aysleen, TasiaChiba, offline, FrancesKoziar, djlong2005, Ondraya, goodwaterreader, kmmeinert, private member, PyroStick, stbishop, 3lilreds, Carl_Alves, Senhina, lholdsworth, scorpiusx1, ArthurTurbyfill, ReelWench, Alvira, Svenvc, amethyst5west, hazysaffron, puinno, mindytiner, private member, Bumblebat, Neristrana, markhagner, myuzickman, nexus99, yjones, biglou8501, Pebblesgmc, Neurox66, writer1314, holeyone, jennasjems, StefanY, kailial, fotisov, cthoop10, khulien, bobjames63, circeavalon, wolfdrummer13, non-apejase, cguay, gu08, sheeadog, schribe13, donalbane26, starlyte3, brianrathbone, mlgary, ChingShih, DMTarien, jemima21, johnrizzo1, AnneMarije, jenlen, Webmetz, SycoticMuskrat, highdesertlady, Kernel86, spoon37, AmanteLibros, jpantano, lljones, jehovahrapha, Hadiya, steve.dudenhoeffer, drmx, LadyKnightLibrarian, planetexpress, tbowersox, Coletteeee, RandyHarper, timsamoff, Cutlass, xero1221, Tharidra, Aevin1387, fugitive, Scottneumann, creptik, Katlers, ftpfarragher, kiwani, EireElf, lissierastar, steveo08, dfmorgan, jasonwellwood, ndejong, zephyr1999, LadyAmaya, boneist, molliegirl, elizardkwik, blheckman, chocorua, jokester, calculoid, private member, IslandDave, amerin, christopherbyron, GernotCoenen, bruce_krafft, madamejeanie, tolkienphile, MijnBoekenkast, sequeena, johndarm, BCBarney, geoffgibbs, kiri_wren, quillmenow, amuskopf, shaneycrawford, marco.ragogna, bushjoey, pcorrado, volleydog, Simius, JenSomething, LadySavant2006, lilithburns, private member, jfdavis, SlySionnach, iqs, Polenth, dani29, Grawolph, eremiticlife, HikariDatenshi, yingko, sauron3236, JScottSavage, willowcove, Silversi, Karlstar, Martin_J_Lammer, simd, wkelly42, ilovekittens, timidmagick, kullervo16, boymilo, SpecsNord, dorisdayrules, historydoctor, adrienne.apple, swat, darkhawk369, KristiCritchley, soulbyte, kmaziarz, droupou, kc00l, cellulaer, principii, lightheartedlibraria, Cyberat, private member, private member, geekspeeker, Wiszard, private member, joerrvt, susanblackerkkila, Excalibur, MommaTracey, ellisonite, samwilliams376, dwmoody, Spuddie, stuartclark, tcgardner, cosmicdog, rberube, muraco, teampoush, MurphysLaw, blue_fire7, nellbell55420, persingd, sarjah, Kaysee, kingofpain89, jbussell, i3jb12, nderdog, private member, Redthing

Add to favorites
adventure (615) anthology (324) Brooks (267) children (250) children's (507) children's literature (245) ebook (714) elves (354) epic (251) epic fantasy (332) fantasy (20,449) fantasy fiction (370) fiction (7,465) goodreads (271) hardcover (575) Heritage of Shannara (260) high fantasy (256) His Dark Materials (859) Landover (745) magic (962) novel (621) own (636) owned (342) paperback (510) read (1,257) religion (501) science fiction (1,927) Science Fiction/Fantasy (482) series (1,467) sf (303) sff (706) Shannara (3,327) short stories (243) signed (345) Star Wars (515) Terry Brooks (633) to-read (3,485) unread (554) YA (619) young adult (1,138)

Terry Brooks has 22 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Terence Dean Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written two film novelizations. He has written 23 New York Times bestsellers during his writing career, and has sold over 25 million copies of his books in print. He is one of the biggest-selling living fantasy writers.

Brooks had been a writer since high school, writing mainly in the genres of science fiction, western, fiction, and non-fiction. One day, in his early college life, he was given a copy of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, which inspired him to write in one genre. While Tolkien inspired the genre, Brooks stated during his TEDxRainier talk "Why I Write about Elves", as well as at the Charlotte Literary Festival that he credits the inspiration of his style of writing to William Faulkner's works. With this inspiration, he then made his debut in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara.

After finishing two sequels to The Sword of Shannara, Brooks moved on to the series which would become known as the Landover novels. Brooks then wrote a four-book series titled The Heritage of Shannara. For the next fourteen years, he wrote more Landover books, then went on to write The Word and Void trilogy. Continuing the Shannara series, Brooks wrote the prequel to The Sword of Shannara, titled First King of Shannara. He then wrote two series, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara and High Druid of Shannara and finished a third, Genesis of Shannara, a trilogy bridging his Word and Void and Shannara series. The sixth book in the Landover series, A Princess of Landover, was released in August 2009. Returning to Shannara, a duology, Legends of Shannara, taking place after the events of Genesis of Shannara, was written next. The first book, entitled Bearers of the Black Staff, was released in August 2010 and the second, The Measure of the Magic, was released in August 2011. He next completed a trilogy entitled The Dark Legacy of Shannara. The three books are; Wards of Faerie (Feb 2013), Bloodfire Quest (June 2013), and Witch Wraith (Dec 2013). He followed this with the trilogy Defenders of Shannara, which include The High Druid's Blade (July 2014), The Darkling Child (June 2015), and The Sorcerer's Daughter (May 24, 2016). According to his website, he is currently working on the final and concluding tetralogy of the Shannara series known as The Fall of Shannara. The first book in the tetralogy is The Black Elfstone and was released on June 13, 2017. The second book in the series is The Skaar Invasion released on June 19, 2018. The third book in the series is The Stiehl Assassin published on May 28, 2019. The fourth and final book in the tetralogy is The Last Druid, scheduled for publication on October 20, 2020.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Terry Brooks's book The High Druid's Blade was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Terry Brooks's book The Measure of the Magic was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.82)
0.5 58
1 447
1.5 108
2 1490
2.5 363
3 5252
3.5 1072
4 8032
4.5 766
5 6511

Author pictures (5)

(see all 5 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Terry Brooks is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Terry Brooks is composed of 11 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 157,723,824 books! | Top bar: Always visible