From the Publisher
Terry Brooks is one of a handful of writers whose work defines
modern fantasy fiction. His twenty-three international bestsellers
have ranged from the beloved Shannara series to stories that tread
a much darker path. Armageddon's Children is a new creation-the
perfect opportunity for readers unfamiliar with Brooks's previous
work to experience an author at the height of his considerable
storytelling powers. It is a gripping chronicle of a once-familiar
world now spun shockingly out of control, in which an extraordinary
few struggle to salvage hope in the face of terrifying chaos.
Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue
the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by
his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept
our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall.
Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the
minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the
last remnants of humanity. Navigating the scarred and poisoned
landscape that once was America and guided by a powerful talisman,
Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of
magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the
final fight against darkness.
Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the
malevolent, death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been
chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's
salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will
journey to find a place-and a people-shrouded in mystery,
celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind . . .
even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her
extermination. While in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a
makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence
among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay
alive against mounting odds-and something unspeakable that has come
from the shadows in search of prey.
In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw
them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and
their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to
take back, or lose forever, the only world they have.
In Armageddon's Children, Brooks brings his gifts as a mythmaker to
the timeless theme of the unending, essential conflict between
darkness and light-and carries his unique imaginative vision to a
stunning new level. Prepare for a breathtaking tour de force. To
those who are new to Terry Brooks, welcome. And to those who have
read him for many years: prepare for a dramatic surprise.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than
twenty books, including The Sword of Shannara, the Voyage of the
Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr,
the High Druid of Shannara trilogy: Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and
Straken, the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons
from a Writing Life, and the novel based upon the screenplay and
story by George Lucas, Star Wars®: Episode I The Phantom Menace™.
His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were
selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science
fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. The author was a
practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He
lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
Visit the world of Shannara online at www.shannara.com and at
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Book
In this first book of a new trilogy--an instant "New York Times" bestseller in hardcover--Brooks reveals for the first time the amazing origins of the Shannara world.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: July 31, 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 034548410X
ISBN - 13: 9780345484109