Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Terry Brooks on his way to Utah

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Terry Brooks. I think I especially enjoy his stories because of their adaptability into the real world. Despite their "fantasy" worlds, the lessons learned can easily be applied to the "mundane" world. He gives his characters an excellent degree of depth and realism and puts them in situations that, while still being fictional and adventurous, are relatable.

Anyway, as indicated on his site, Terry will be coming to Utah on September 16. I plan on going to his visit at the Bountiful Library. The Bountiful event is a free event but requires a ticket. Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis starting Saturday the 9th at 10 AM. He'll be talking about his new novel Armageddon's Children. Based on previous experiences, he usually also has a Q&A session afterwards which can be a lot of fun and then ends it all with a book signing.

Armageddon's Children is set once again in our "real world" with such settings as LA, Illinois and Seattle. Reading the summary, it expands on the Word/Void series from a few years back, but on a larger scale. (Despite getting the book signed in 10 days, I likely won't get to read it until Christmas...for two reasons...1-school is crazy busy....2-it's going to be a Christmas present)

So, to all you other Brooks fans in the Bountiful, I'll see you there. If anybody happens to go to the Orem event, I'd love to hear about it.

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