Terry Brooks and Patrick Rothfuss

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A few weeks back, before I started the blog, Terry Brooks and Patrick Rothfuss sat down together to do an interview for the 35th anniversary of Sword of Shannara.

Terry Brooks is a master, the creator of four fantasy series that have inspired hundreds of authors. The Shannara series is a prime example of world building. Since the first story, this world has evolved from a Tolkien inspired high fantasy into an almost steam punk free for all of magic and politics. The Sword of Shannara was the first book to bring me into fantasy. Not one of. The first. This was the book my mom handed to me to graduate me from Goosebumps and Animorphs. For all those out there who were guided into fantasy by Gandalf the Grey, know what I mean when I say the Druid Allanon was my Gandalf.

And Rothfuss, he’s one of the latest and…

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