MAP#64: Terry Brooks and The Shannara Chronicles

While browsing a B. Dalton bookstore in 1987 I happened upon a book with a glowing sword on the cover. The description talked of Skull Bearers, trolls, dwarfs, elves and a powerful Sword of Shannara. I was sold! That summer I read the entire Original Shannara trilogy by Terry Brooks. Over the years I would continue to read any book with the name Terry Brooks across the front.

The magic of his words, the castles and keeps, swords, heroes and villains captured my imagination and never let go. The Original Shannara Trilogy is one of the reason I began studying medieval history.

Today on the Medieval Archive Podcast we talk to best selling author Terry Brooks about his books and the upcoming TV series The Shannara Chronicles.

You can connect with Terry at his website, through his Facebook page or find him on Twitter @officialbrooks

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Terry’s background
  • The Shannara Book series
  • The Shannara Chronicles
  • And more…

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