Terry Brooks has been around for a long time. He’s had good covers. He’s had bad covers. By this point, they could write his name in comic sans on a blank white cover and he’d sell like hotcakes. You’re either into Terry Brooks, or ambivalent. This cover’s just another trot around the block for artist Steve Stone. Nice colours, nice sense of exploration and the fantastic. In the end, it looks like a Terry Brooks book, and that’s good enough for me.

  • BT March 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

    That’s a nice looking cover! I’m into Terry Brooks, so I’ll be looking forward to that book for sure…


  • Scott March 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Dagnabbit you beat me to this news Aidan! LOL. And I was over at the official site on Friday looking for it!

    I like it. Less bleak than the cover for the first one…the addition of some lush colour was needed. I assume we are looking at the gates of Arborlon?

    I’m excited to read this book and see where the story goes…

  • Will March 29, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    At least it isn’t titled “The Measure of the Magic- OF SHANNARA!”
    (that doesn’t mean I dislike Brooks, just that the titles have been annoying)

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