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The Gypsy Morph

Written By:Terry Brooks - 2008

  • The Gypsy Morph  - Terry Brooks cover


Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man's-land, its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague. In fortified compounds, survivors hold the line against an enemy neither mortal nor merciful: demons and their minions bent on slaughtering and subjugating the last of humankind.

But from around the country, allies of good unite to challenge and rampaging evil. Logan Tom, wielding the magic staff of a Knight of the Wood, has promised to protect the world's only hope of salvation. Angel Perez, Logan's fellow Knight, has risked her life to aid the peaceful elvish race, marked for extermination by the forces of the Void. Kirisin Belloruus, a young elf entrusted with an ancient magic, must deliver his entire civilization from a monstrous army. And Hawk, the rootless boy who is nothing less than destiny's instrument, must lead the last of humanity to a latter-day promised land before the final darkness falls.


"May be the finest fantasy of the year... This is [Terry] Brooks at his inimitable best... the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien... [The Gypsy Morph] is Brooks at his inimitable best... May be the finest fantasy of the year." —Rocky Mountain News

"Dramatic and powerful... strong storytelling and unforgettable characters [in] one of fantasy's most enduring worlds." —Library Journal

"In this exciting first of a new fantasy trilogy, bestseller Brooks effortlessly connects the Tolkien-infused magic of his Shannara books with the urban, postapocalyptic world of his Word and the Void series... Longtime Brooks fans and newcomers will be riveted as the fate of the human and Elven worlds hangs in the balance." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Terry Brooks is one of the premier storytellers of our time, and he has proven it once again... Superb writing." —Bookshelf Review

"Characterizations are dynamic and multidimensional, the descriptions of the land as well as the ruined cities and small towns are compelling, the action and battles are mesmerizing." —Booklist (starred review)

"Sure to thrill both devoted fans and newcomers alike... will have readers begging for more." —Romantic Times

"Teens new to his work will love this introduction to his best-selling fantasies." —School Library Journal

"Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world." —Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass




Other Titles in the Shannara list

-8     Running with the Demon

-7     Knight of the Word, A

-6     Angel Fire East

-5     Armageddon's Children

-4     Elves of Cintra, The

-3     Gypsy Morph, The

-2     Bearers of the Black Staff

-1     Measure of the Magic, The

0     First King of Shannara

1     Sword of Shannara, The

2     Elfstones of Shannara

3     Wishsong of Shannara, The

4     Scions of Shannara, The

5     Druid of Shannara, The

6     Elf Queen of Shannara, The

7     Talismans of Shannara, The

8     Ilse Witch

9     Antrax

10     Morgawr

11     Jarka Ruus

12     Tanequil

13     Straken

14     World of Shannara, The