Terry Brooks

1944 - Today

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Brooks has received more than 1,360,548 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Terry Brooks is the 2,105th most popular writer (down from 1,643rd in 2019), the 2,640th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,154th in 2019) and the 229th most popular American Writer.

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  • 1.4M

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  • 55.85

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  • 25

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  • 4.77

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  • 2.74

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Notable Works

The Wishsong of Shannara
Fiction, Shannara (Imaginary place), Elves
Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, ancient source of evil, sent its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. Only Druid Allanon held the magic power of wishsong that could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. But she, too, was in mortal danger, and Ildatch waited for Brin to fall into his trap....From the Paperback edition.
The Sword of Shannara
Elves, Fiction, Fiction in English
A young man and his brother set out on a journey to find the magical "Sword of Shannara". Only the mystical sword can defeat the evil overlord and his minions.
The Elfstones of Shannara
Fiction, Shannara (Imaginary place), Elves
Ancient, ultimate evil threaterned the Elves and the Races of Man. For the Ellcrys, the tree created by long-lost elven magic, was dying, losing the spell of Forbidding that locked the hordes of ravening Demons away from Earth. Already the Reaper, most fearsome of demons, was free. Only one source of protection was powerful enough to stop it: The Elfstones of Shannara. The stones and the right to use them belonged to Wil Olmsford, given him by his grandfather Shea. Allanon, legendary Druid guardian, summoned him from his studies in Storlock to protect Amberle, the elven girl who must carry a sees of the tree to the mysterious Bloodfire, life-source of earth, there to be quickened and to creat a new Ellcrys. While Allanon and the Elves fight a hopeless war against the emerging demons, Wil and Amberle plunge forward in a seemingly impossible quest to find the Bloodfire.
Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! (Landover)
The Magic Kingdom of Landover, Landover
Wizard at Large (Landover)
The Tangle Box
Magic Kingdom of Landover (Imaginary place), Fiction


Among writers, Terry Brooks ranks 2,105 out of 7,302Before him are Anne Golon, Li Shangyin, Fred Uhlman, Marthe Bibesco, James Hilton, and François Coppée. After him are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael Choniates, Patrick O'Brian, D. R. Bendre, Ramón Sampedro, and Gaston Paris.

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Among people born in 1944, Terry Brooks ranks 203Before him are Kelly Bishop, John Glover, Adrian Smith, Rocío Dúrcal, Marie-France Pisier, and Goukouni Oueddei. After him are G. W. Bailey, Thongsing Thammavong, Christian de Portzamparc, Patrick Sercu, Nelson Freire, and Taylor Hackford.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Terry Brooks ranks 2,640 out of 20,380Before him are Anne Schedeen (1949), Johnny Sins (1978), Steve Guttenberg (1958), George Shultz (1920), Jimmie Angel (1899), and Lee Haney (1959). After him are Channing Tatum (1980), Dick York (1928), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Nick Holonyak (1928), Charles Martin Hall (1863), and Daniel Davis (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Terry Brooks ranks 229Before him are Bob Woodward (1943), Tom Wolfe (1930), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Grinder (1940), Walter Tevis (1928), and James M. Cain (1892). After him are Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Ed McBain (1926), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and Nelson Algren (1909).