Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks published six days ago!
It is the second book in the Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, one that promises to be one of the strongest stories Terry has told. Having already read the last book in the series, I can tell you Dark Legacy is.
Terry is currently on tour, visiting several West Coast-ish bookstores in support of the new book. He began his tour at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, drawing a large crowd eager to hear him speak and answer questions on a variety of topics. He signed well into the night. There were a number of fans who brought suitcases full of books.
He also put me on the hot seat. Powell’s Books and the University Bookstore are carrying my book, The Dark Thorn, and, since Terry has read it, he highlighted it during both of his talks. Powell’s soon sold out of their copies and I had a line of my own. So did University Bookstore. It was great fun at both locations. I’ll post more on that later.
In the meantime, here is a bit more about Bloodfire Quest:
The adventure that started in Wards of Faerie takes a thrilling new turn, in the second novel of New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks’s brand-new trilogy—The Dark Legacy of Shannara!
The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as the Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures banished from the Four Lands are imprisoned. Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. But though freedom is closer than they know, it may come at a terrifying price.
Back in the village of Arborlon, the mystical, sentient tree that maintains the barrier between the Four Lands and the Forbidding is dying. And with each passing day, as the breach between the two worlds grows larger, the threat of the evil eager to spill forth and wreak havoc grows more dire. The only hope lies with a young Druid, faced with a staggering choice: cling to the life she cherishes or combat an army of darkness by making the ultimate sacrifice.
Since I was there, I videotaped the event. I’m happy I did. Terry actually says a few good words about my own book, The Dark Thorn, and talks about artist Todd Lockwood, who contributed the full-color interior art for Bloodfire Quest.
Here is the University Bookstore video:
Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks is in fine bookstores now!
The Four Lands will never be the same!