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The story winds lazily through sleepy, wet Seattle like a tour bus, steadily building. Everything eventually converges on the homeless shelter where John works with his new sweetie Stefanie Winslow for über-activist Simon Lawrence, a man his dreams tell him he is fated to kill. A thin mystery clouds the identity of the demon conspiring to deliver John unto evil, but the book's real focus is John's fitful, foot-dragging attempts to fulfill his destiny. Knight doesn't provide the suspenseful energy of Running, a book that followed Nest through the dramatic loss of her childhood, but it rejoins her as she assumes the responsibilities of young adulthood and--like that period in life--still manages to deliver satisfying, if more subtle, rewards. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Through most of the story, the characters are in little danger, so there's not much suspense or action.
Such is the case of "A Knight of the Word", the sequel to Terry Brooks's "Running with the Demon," a much more rewarding book.
John Ross is the perfect image of a tortured soul and a man seeking to do good for its own sake on his own terms.
In the second installment of author Terry Brooks' pre-Shannara Word and Void trilogy, John Ross, the titular Knight of the Word, threatens to leave his service, and it's up to... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. Michael Gallen
This is my favorite book of terry brooks I have already read it three times.Published 7 days ago by katdu
A good addition to the Shannara series! Continues to captivate with complex personalities, hardships, and adversity within the genre while trying to push it to the limitPublished 1 month ago by David B. Pelletier SR
What can I say except that I like Terry Brooks' style of writing, from the first on up to the present books!Published 1 month ago by william barnes
A better than average book with a solid story and "world", but the pacing is glacially slow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Schware
good read the first time over a decade ago...good this time too.Published 3 months ago by dande1too
Excellent book - sets up a plausible 'end times' scenario that ushers in the shattering change that leads to the Shannara world we first were introduced to in 'The Sword of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ray Hollister