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From Publishers WeeklyBrooks bestselling Shannara trilogy may have been at heart a formulaic fantasy but its vigorous storytelling and intriguing characters won many readers. In his first non-Shannara novel, he takes on another well-worn premise: the contemporary Earthling transported to a fantasy world. Ben Holiday is a lawyer who finds little satisfaction in his work. His yearning for a simpler life seems thwarted when he finds the magic kinddom of Landover, a close analogy of Earth, with precariously balanced powers threatening each other, massive pollution, and general discontent centering on a lack of faith in leaders. This first volume in the new series is mainly introductory as Ben meets the locals and dashes off a few impossible tasks to assert his right to the throne. While still inventive, Brooks fails badly in his lackluster, unbelievable protagonist, his preachy moral tags and the adolescent, daydream quality of Ben"s triumphs. Shannarafans are in for a disappointment. 150,000 first printing; major ad/promo; author tour. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.Read moreReviewA marvellous fantasy trip" Frank Herbert "If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat" ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS "Confirms Terry"s place at the head of the fantasy world" --Philip Pullman--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.Read moreSee all Editorial Reviews