Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it be science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.
Today is another throwback 50 Page Friday, where we will examine a title from the rich Del Rey Spectra back catalogue. This week we’re offering a nice chunk of Magic Kingdom For Sale: Sold!, the first book in Terry Brooks’s awesome Landover series.
So let’s get right to it. Here’s editor Betsy Mitchell:
“When the annual holiday gift catalogs start clogging up my mailbox, I can’t help but flash back to the first few pages of Terry Brooks’s Magic Kingdom for Sale: Sold!, which begins in the Christmas season. You can’t help but feel sympathy for Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday, who is feeling anything but the holiday spirit. He hasn’t finished grieving for his wife, Annie, and unborn child, who died two years earlier in a car accident. When he receives a gift catalog that was a favorite of his wife’s, he can’t help but page through it in a melancholic fashion—and his eyes stop on an ad reading MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE! Tired of corporate life, tired of life without Annie, Ben decides to believe in the ad’s promise to “Escape into your dreams!”–but Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected.
What Ben does find is adventure, magic, new friends and dangerous challenges. How would you handle a Magic Kingdom for sale? Click here to read the first 50 pages of Terry’s classic novel.”
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Again, please enjoy this extensive excerpt of Magic Kingdom for Sale: Sold!, available now in eBook, paperback and in volume 1 of the Magic Kingdowm of Landover omnibus.