A Knight of the Word (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 18, 2001 - Fiction - 386 pages
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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 . . .
  

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Terry Brooks is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
again, i guessed the plot twist. - Goodreads
The characters are memorable and the pace is fast. - Goodreads
Predictable ending but still entertaining. - Goodreads
The plot is well thought out. - Goodreads

Review: A Knight of the Word (Word & Void #2)

User Review  - Aaron Meyer - Goodreads

I really didn't get into this story as much as I did the first in the series. Honestly I was more interested in Nest and Two Bears than I was with John Ross, so with the story starting off focused on ... Read full review

Review: A Knight of the Word (Word & Void #2)

User Review  - Victor - Goodreads

Different from Terry Brooks' other books - this one is contemporary fantasy whereas most of his books are basic magical fantasy. I was pleasantly surprised actually - I thought the book's idea was different and that it was very well written. II think this is one of my favorite books now. Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
MONDAY OCTOBER 29
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
TUESDAY OCTOBER 30
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 21
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1
CHAPTER 25
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

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 seventeen consecutive bestsellers since, including The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch and 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 were each selected by the Rocky Mountain News as one of the best science fiction/ fantasy novels of the twentieth century.

The author was a practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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