Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345424648

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Brief Description:
Includes an excerpt from the author's Angel fire east.


Biographical Note:
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.


Jacket Description/Back:
Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross -- along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future.

Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares.

But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends. And once the demons on Ross's trail track him to Seattle, neither he nor anyone close to him will be safe. His only hope is Nest Freemark, a college student who wields an extraordinary magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon her choice between Word and Void. Now Nest must return the favor. She must restore Ross's faith, or his life -- and hers -- will be forfeit...



Jacket Description/Flap:
Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross--along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future.
Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares.
But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends. And once the demons on Ross's trail track him to Seattle, neither he nor anyone close to him will be safe. His only hope is Nest Freemark, a college student who wields an extraordinary magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon her choice between Word and Void. Now Nest must return the favor. She must restore Ross's faith, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .


Marc Notes:
Sequel to: Running with the demon.;Sequel: Angel fire east.;Copyright date 1998.;John Ross, a modern-day Knight of the Word, becomes disillusioned with his quest and turns his back on magic to build a new life with the beautiful Stefanie Winslow, but he does not realize that a fallen Knight makes an irresistible target for the Void, and soon Ross and those he loves are being stalked by evil.


Review Quotes:
"Superior to anything being written in the genre . . . Terry Brooks is one of a handful of fantasy writers whose work consistently meets the highest literary standards." --Rocky Mountain News

"[An] urban dark fantasy . . . Sharp and satisfying." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Publisher Marketing:
"Superior to anything being written in the genre . . . Terry Brooks is one of a handful of fantasy writers whose work consistently meets the highest literary standards."--Rocky Mountain News

Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross--along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future.

Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares.

But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends. And once the demons on Ross's trail track him to Seattle, neither he nor anyone close to him will be safe. His only hope is Nest Freemark, a college student who wields an extraordinary magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon her choice between Word and Void. Now Nest must return the favor. She must restore Ross's faith, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .

"[An] urban dark fantasy . . . Sharp and satisfying."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Review Citations:
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/15/1998 pg. 58 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 05/15/1998 pg. 1566 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover)
  • Kirkus Reviews 06/15/1998 pg. 853 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 07/13/1998 pg. 65 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 07/01/1998 pg. 142 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 04/15/1998 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover)
  • Library Journal 07/01/1998 (EAN 9780345379634, Hardcover)