New Release: The Weapons Master’s Choice by Terry Brooks


paladins-weaponmasterschoiceToday, The Weapons Master’s Choice by Terry Brooks is e-published!

It is the second of three e-short stories in the Paladins of Shannara e-series. The first was Allanon’s Quest, featuring the Druid Allanon and his efforts in locating the last heir of Shannara.

For The Weapons Master’s Choice, Terry has returned to one of his best characters ever—Garet Jax! To say Garet is a fan favorite is a vast understatement. Terry waited for the right story to come around, it did, and he wrote it. Now it is published! If you are a long-time fan or someone who wants to try Terry’s work for the first time, The Weapons Master’s Choice is a great choice.

Here is a bit more about the new short story:

A city besieged by a powerful warlock seeks salvation from a fabled warrior in the second of three gripping new stand-alone eBook short stories set in the world of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that is Shannara—by beloved New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks.

His extraordinary—and deadly—skills have earned Garet Jax renown and infamy as the man called the Weapons Master. Rootless, solitary, and endlessly sought after, he roams the Four Lands, loyal to none but himself . . . and whomever can afford his services as warrior, assassin, and avenger for hire. But Lyriana is unlike any who have come to him before: as beautiful as she is bold, as enigmatic as the distant city she is desperate to save, and possessed of an intangible, irresistible allure that entices even the hardened Garet Jax more than any amount of gold or silver ever could.

But the challenge she comes bearing may give even the celebrated Weapons Master pause. The remote city of Tajarin, Lyriana’s home, is being laid to waste by an immensely powerful and boundlessly evil warlock of the deadliest order. With the populace enslaved and no champion to stand against the invader, Tajarin will soon be wiped from the map—perhaps only the first city to fall. Whatever hope exists rests in the deft hands, lethal blades, and unerring instincts of Garet Jax. With righteous fury in his blood, and feelings he has never before known in his heart, he will face the most dire of enemies, and dare the blackest of fates, for the mysterious woman at his side—whose deepest secrets have yet to be revealed.

Last year, instead of reading from the forthcoming Bloodfire Quest, Terry read from The Weapons Master’s Choice. I got it on video. Terry read from the first 1/5 of the short story or so. Here is that video, which includes the reading and a Q&A session afterward:

To view which ebook retailers will be carrying The Weapons Master’s Choices, click HERE!

NOTE: And if you don’t have an ereader like the Kindle or Nook, don’t fret! While the story won’t be available in print form until all these short stories are collected into a hardcover many years from now, fans who lack an ereader can download applications for the Kindle (PC | Mac) and Nook (PC | Mac) and read the story on their computer! Just click which link applies in the previous sentence, buy the short story, and enjoy a fantastic read!

The Weapons Master’s Choice by Terry Brooks is available today!

Garet Jax is back!