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Del Rey editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell's declaration that longtime fans of Terry Brooks should be prepared for a "dramatic surprise" in this book could quite possibly be the understatement of the year. "Momentous," "jaw-dropping," or "mind-blowing" would be much more fitting terms to describe this singularly shocking publishing event: Armageddon's Children is the first installment of a new saga that will bridge Brooks's contemporary fantasy trilogy Word/Void (Running with the Demon et al.) with the story lines of his celebrated epic Shannara sequence!
Set in a near-future United States ravaged by nuclear fallout, widespread plagues, and chemical contamination, Armageddon's Children follows a handful of unlikely heroes as they struggle to survive in a poisoned world infested by demons, insane "once-men," and other mutant creatures too horrific to describe. Logan Tom is a young man on a vision-inspired quest to somehow find a child prophesied to be humankind's savior. Angel Perez is also on a mission -- to find a mythical talisman. Standing in their way is nothing less than pure evil itself…
After years of rampant speculation about whether or not the events of the Word/Void saga are a precursor to the Great Wars that led to the creation of Shannara's Four Lands, Brooks has finally set the record straight with an emphatic "Yes!" The jaw-dropping events chronicled within Armageddon's Children will, simply stated, blow away fans of both fantasy series. How do the last remnants of humankind survive planetary apocalypse to eventually populate the magical realms of the Four Lands? Only Terry Brooks could pull this off! Paul Goat Allen