Terry Brooks

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  1. whitetrash

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    Well who here reads Mister Brooks
     
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    Me, as always. He is the master of fantasy. I repeat: the best.
    There's already a Shannara topic, isn't there?
     
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    Yeah, and not one, I suppose. So no point in creating this one...
     
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    wellmthis isnt just a shannara topic Brooks has done other great works besides Shannara has any one read his magic kingdom for sale sold series or his word and void series
     
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    I've read all of the Shannara series and the word and the Void. Running with the Demon was for me a bit of a let down but Knight of the Word and Angels Fire East were class!
     
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    Read the magic kingdom series, and it was really disappointing, so I didn't bother with the others.
     
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    you should be shot...

    Hail Terry Brooks.

    as wing rider has stated, he is the master of fantasy...
     
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    Terry Brooks does get extra credit for being called Terry.

    The two best authors in the world (Goodkind & Pratchett) are both named Terry. Terry is a good name.

    But Magic Kingdom was still disappointing.
     
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    i must disagree with Terry Pratchett mate...

    in my view he couldnt write a childrens book, even if he tried...
     
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    But Terry Pratchett does write some of the funniest books I have ever read. Though Douglas Adams is much funnier.
     
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    who... douglas adams, never heard of him, but ill look into him.

    and because it was you who said that pratchette is funny, ill give him a 10th chance...lol
     
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    You should really give the Shannara Series a go. The first book Sword of Shannara might be a bit of an lotr rip off but the series is spectacular. The best books by far have to be Elfstones of Shannara, Eretria rocks!, and the Voyage Series.

    If i could be anything in the Shannara series it would be a ranger. Free spirits!:)
     
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    damn you... did i not just say that terry brooks is a god...

    you insulted him...his books are in no way connected to lotr. jeez, read them again...
     
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    I Said the Sword of Shannara is very like Lotr.it's the only one the rest are great, and Brooks is a genious. but when i read the sword it was like reading Lotr. I.e. They go on aquest to find a Sword instead of distroying a ring. Theres the whole thing about being followed by gnomes so they dont interfere with planned return of the worlock lord who was supposed to have vanished from the earth a long time ago. Shea and Flick and their little train of companions(Little bit like a fellowship eh?) end up getting separated, if i can recall at a waterfall just after some caves?
    Gnomes= orcs
    Allanon= Gandalf
    Shea and Flick= Sam and Frodo
    the skull kingdom= mordor
    the mist marsh- very much like all the marshes in middle earth
    Tyrsis= minas tirith
    the worlock lord= Sauran
    valemen=shirefolk
    king of the silver river= do you not think he is kind of a Tom Bombadil?

    Besides i'm not the only person who sees the resemblance between the two books. i work with a few people who have said the same. Maybe you should read it again and have lotr in mind when you do. :)
     
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    Brooks' books are okay for a light read but do not offer much in the way of deep, complicated, entwined plot threads going on like the better fantasy series like SoIaF & Wheel of Time :)
     
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    I have to agree completely with Elladan, I have Brook's Jerle Shannara series and enjoyed them but to me he is definetly not the 'master of fantasy' although his books are entertaining to a degree.

    If anyone deserves the title it would be Tolkein who started the fantasy series and wrote many of it's conventions. If there was a modern day master though it would have to be George R.R. Martin.
     
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    Can't disagree with that although Jordan would run a close second if he started winding WoT up to a conclusion rather than spinning it out to milk the franchise :)

    Edited 28/11 ~ I just read about R Jordan's illness :( ~ will we ever see the conclusion of WoT
     
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    HAIL BROOKS, HAIL BROOKS, HAIL BROOKS...

    you shall all be sent to the forbidding, fools...

    respect the creator of fantasy...

    or DIE...

    lol
     
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    well, I haven't read many of his children's books, but I thought all the Tiffany Aching ones and The Carpet People (children's) were great, and Only You Can Save Mankind was the holy grail of children's books.

    I'm mostly into discworld. Vetinari rocks. I'm afraid I've never read a Brooks book that's even in the same league as Pratchett, but again I've only read Magic Kingdom so that may not mean much.

    Adams is another God of fiction. Unfortunately he was inconsiderate enough to die in the middle of not one, but 2 series.
     
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