A fantasy adventure in which Ben Holiday has bought Landover, a genuine magical kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had said, but there was much else about Landover that was not mentioned in the advertisement, as Ben is about to discover. From the author of THE BLACK UNICORN and WITCHES' BREW.A fantasy adventure in which Ben Holiday has bought Landover, a genuine magical kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had said, but there was much else about Landover that was not mentioned in the advertisement, as Ben is about to discover. From the author of THE BLACK UNICORN and WITCHES' BREW.Read Less
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its about piece and quiet if you want it buy a brooks book and the world stays outside.
Aug 1, 2007
An intriguing story about a lawyer who purchases the kingship of the magical kingdom of Landover for one million dollars. Colorful characters and an engaging plot make this book easy to read and enjoy. I felt as though the ending was a little rushed, but overall, a very good book.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-03-07 Brooks 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. (April 22) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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