We learn by asking questions.
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For many years the only chance a fan had of speaking to bestselling author Terry Brooks was to meet him at tour events or conventions. Now, via Unbound Worlds and his website, Terry will accept two questions from each fan per month. On the last day of the month, five questions will be randomly drawn. Terry will answer these five questions and they will be posted monthly for your enjoyment.
Below are the questions selected last month and Terry’s answers! Enjoy!
Note: This section may contain spoilers!
A few more Ask Terry questions with some answers:
James Fitzgerald writes: Mr. Brooks, will there be another book in the Landover series?
Terry Brooks replies: Yes. As soon as Warner Brothers announces that Magic Kingdom is proceeding to filming, I will begin work on a sequel to Princess of Landover. I hope that will happen by Fall.
Jacob Dettwyler writes: Hey Terry I was wondering why choose MTV? There’s ABC, AMC, or the CW.
Terry Brooks replies: We had interest expressed by almost a dozen networks. MTV made the most aggressive and convincing offer. There are many reasons why this is so, but chief among them was the depth of their commitment to the series. They have chosen to go with the entire Elfstones of Shannara book in the first season in 12 episodes. They have indicated their intention of breaking it out as a major series. The people at MTV are the kind of people I like working with. I could go on, but the bottom line was that we liked them best.
Sandro Bucci writes: Would you consider a Shannara series tying the Legends series into First King?
Terry Brooks replies: I already plan to write forward from The Measure of the Magic to First King after I fulfill my commitment to myself to end the series in the next five years with the final three books. I want to do that as a precaution against the inevitable happening too quickly. After that, I will go back and fill in the gaps.
Matthew Macomber writes: Would you be willing/able to share any teasers of the non-Shannara novel you have been working on lately?
Terry Brooks replies: It is essentially YA in the same way that Sword was all those years ago. It is futuristic rather than fantasy. It has all the usual Brooks Books trademarks in the writing and story. My gut feeling? You will love it.
Conrad Stinnett writes: In your last trilogy, it was mentioned that Ard Rhys Khyber was the only Druid who used the Druid Sleep and that the other Druids of the 4th order died from natural causes. Why was she the only one who used the Sleep? Isn’t the Druid Sleep for all Druids? If not, why not?
Terry Brooks replies: You will see why with the publication of High Druid’s Blade this July and The Darkling Child in 2015.
See you next month!
To ask your own questions of Terry Brooks, visit his website at www.terrybrooks.net!
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”