Taken from Terry Brooks’ Official Forum:

A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks

Princess Mistaya Holiday hasn’t been fitting in too well at Carrington Women’s Preparatory. People don’t seem to appreciate her using her magic to settle matters in the human world. So when she summons a dragon to teach a lesson to the snotty school bully, she finds herself suspended. But Mistaya couldn’t care less – she wants nothing more than to continue her studies under Questor the court magician and Abernathy the court scribe. However, her father Ben Holiday, the King of Landover, has rather different plans in mind for her. He thinks he’ll teach her about perseverance and compromise by sending her to renovate Libiris, the long-abandoned royal library. How horribly dull. But before long, Mistaya will long for the boredom of cataloguing an unfeasible number of derelict books – for deep within the library there lies a secret so dangerous that it threatens the future of Landover itself …

I love it. Simple, I suppose, but the colours really seal the deal for me. Steve Stone’s artwork can be hit or miss when it comes to Fantasy covers, but this one works for me. Much better than the bland UK Cover art.

Or maybe it’s just my inner Terry-Brooks-fanboy coming out. What do you think?

  • Tia April 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Gosh, I haven’t read a Landover novel in many, many years. Ben has a teenage daughter now, huh? Those novels were pretty fun.

  • Alexander Field April 20, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    This cover looks pretty solid (much better than the UK cover, you’re right), but yeah, Landover is long lost history for me…I will have to do some rereading…and I would love for Brooks to move on to some original material at some point here. That said…I am totally looking forward to this book. : )

  • Todd April 21, 2009 at 7:05 am

    I remember the Landover novels fondly from when they originally came out – glad to see he’s revisiting that universe.

  • Shawn April 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Alexander, he is going to do something original quite soon. Stay tuned. :)

  • Alexander Field April 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    That’s awesome to hear. I enjoyed Armageddon’s Children immensely and was happily surprised to find it turn into a shannara story…very nice twist. But a totally new universe of some kind would be cool.

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