Paladins of Shannara: The Weapons Master's Choice (Short Story)

Paladins of Shannara: The Weapons Master's Choice (Short Story)

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by Terry Brooks
     
 

A city besieged by a powerful warlock seeks salvation from a fabled warrior in the second of three gripping new stand-alone eBook short stories set in the world of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that is Shannara—by beloved New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks.
 
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Overview

A city besieged by a powerful warlock seeks salvation from a fabled warrior in the second of three gripping new stand-alone eBook short stories set in the world of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that is Shannara—by beloved New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks.
 
His extraordinary—and deadly—skills have earned Garet Jax renown and infamy as the man called the Weapons Master. Rootless, solitary, and endlessly sought after, he roams the Four Lands, loyal to none but himself . . . and whomever can afford his services as warrior, assassin, and avenger for hire. But Lyriana is unlike any who have come to him before: as beautiful as she is bold, as enigmatic as the distant city she is desperate to save, and possessed of an intangible, irresistible allure that entices even the hardened Garet Jax more than any amount of gold or silver ever could.
 
But the challenge she comes bearing may give even the celebrated Weapons Master pause. The remote city of Tajarin, Lyriana’s home, is being laid to waste by an immensely powerful and boundlessly evil warlock of the deadliest order. With the populace enslaved and no champion to stand against the invader, Tajarin will soon be wiped from the map—perhaps only the first city to fall. Whatever hope exists rests in the deft hands, lethal blades, and unerring instincts of Garet Jax. With righteous fury in his blood, and feelings he has never before known in his heart, he will face the most dire of enemies, and dare the blackest of fates, for the mysterious woman at his side—whose deepest secrets have yet to be revealed.
 
PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS
 
“A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters. If you haven’t read Terry Brooks, you haven’t read fantasy.”—Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon and Brisingr
 
“Terry’s place is at the head of the fantasy world.”—Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Terry Brooks's Bloodfire Quest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345536815
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Paladins of Shannara
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
39
Sales rank:
22,699
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Pacific Northwest and Hawaii
Date of Birth:
January 8, 1944
Place of Birth:
Sterling, Illinois
Education:
B.A. in English, Hamilton College, 1966; J.D., Washington and Lee University
Website:
http://www.terrybrooks.net

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Paladins of Shannara: The Weapons Master's Choice (Short Story) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Swooping_Hawk More than 1 year ago
Terry Brooks will always be my favorite writer because of his wonderful works over the years. This short ebook installment in the Shannara series once again affirms my faith in his fantastic writing skills. In this edition of the Paladins of Shannara, Brooks has written about arguably his most popular character in the Shannara world: the Weapons Master. The Weapons Master Garet Jax first appeared in The Wishsong of Shannara, the third book in the original Shannara series. Since then countless fans have screamed for more about this wonderful character. Finally (and thankfully), Terry Brooks has answered the call. In Paladins of Shannara: The Weapons Master's Choice, Brooks's fans can get another glimpse into the man that is Garet Jax. The only thing disappointing about this ebook is its brevity (but it is meant to be a short story). Aside from that, Brooks's writing does not disappoint. I highly recommend Paladins of Shannara: The Weapons Master's Choice to any fantasy reader, but especially to all fans of Terry Brooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very short story, and is very good if you are a fan of Terry Brooks or just want to see if you like his writing. I think this is an easy way for the author to make a little cash and give you a sample of larger, more expensive book
Waybran More than 1 year ago
Terry is a great storyteller that keeps you involved with the characters. This is a good way to learn even more about the characters from the world of Shannara.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the character of Garet Jax. It was nice to see him again, even if it was just in a short story.
EGColeOK More than 1 year ago
A good story, short but good.
Scottie_B More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this short story. The only complaint that I have is I would have liked it to tie into the Wishsong of Shannara like the first short story tied into the Sword. Other than that it was a quick fun read in the style of writing that make Brooks so great to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good story, but so short. I wish Brooks would just do a whole book of shorts instead of issuing them this way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story but wish it was a little longer to allow for more development of the storyline and characters. Garet Jax is always great. Read wishsong of shannara to learn more about this character. I can't wait for Bloodfire Quest!
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As with all of Terry Brooks writings, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I have read all of the Shannara stories and eagerly await the next one
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36frdpk More than 1 year ago
This short story is great the story itself has all the right actions in the right places would love to see a book to follow this story
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Makes for a nice back story
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Too short
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