Synopses & Reviews
As a Knight of the Word, John Ross has struggled against the dark forces of the Void and his minions for twenty-five years. The grim future he dreams each night a world reduced to blood and ashes will come true, unless he can stop them now, in the present.
The birth of a gypsy morph, a rare and dangerous creature that could be an invaluable weapon in his fight against the Void, brings John Ross and Nest Freemark together again. Twice before, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the lives of Ross and Nest have intersected. Together, they have prevailed. But now they will face an ancient evil beyond anything they have ever encountered, a demon of ruthless intelligence and feral cunning. As a firestorm of evil erupts, threatening to consume lives and shatter dreams, they have but a single chance to solve the mystery of the Gypsy morph and their own profound connection.
"This predictable dark fantasy springs a few surprises at its end, but the long parade of characters from the earlier installments gives it the feel of a family reunion one endures out of obligation rather than enthusiasm." Publishers Weekly
"Superior to most of the fantasy fiction begin published today." Rocky Mountain News
"[A] carefully crafted scenario and believable characters undermined by uncompelling and unsurprising developments; still, series fans should be pleased." Kirkus Reviews
The final, fateful clash between good and evil unfolds in the town of Hopewell, Illinois, in the explosive sequel to Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word, by the bestselling author of the Shannara series.
About the Author
A writer since high school, Terry Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara, in 1977. It was a New York Times bestseller for more than five months. He has published fifteen consecutive bestsellers since, including the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas: Star Wars®: Episode I The Phantom Menace. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word both won the "Rocky Award" given by The Rocky Mountain News.