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Shawn Speakman

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Shawn Speakman grew up in the beautiful wilds of Washington State near a volcano and surrounded by old-growth forests filled with magic. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, he befriended New York Times best-selling fantasy author Terry Brooks and became his webmaster, leading to an enchanted life surrounded by words.

He was a manager at one of the largest Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the country for many years and now owns the online bookstore The Signed Page, manages the websites for several authors, and is a freelance writer for Random House.

He also contributed the annotations for The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, published in 2012.

Shawn is a cancer survivor, knows angel fire east, and lives in
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Shawn Speakman It was great! What made it really enjoyable was watching the two hours with unknown Terry Brooks fans, who had won entry to the rare event. They appla…moreIt was great! What made it really enjoyable was watching the two hours with unknown Terry Brooks fans, who had won entry to the rare event. They applauded and cheered at numerous points during the two hours. Loved it!

As for what I think, I'm biased as Terry's long-time webmaster. But I'm also a fan and a storyteller. The minor changes that have been made all make sense to me -- especially with how the first episode opens, which is different from the novel. Overall, as an effective adaptation that maintains the integrity of the novel, I think they nailed it. It's why Terry is so vocally positive about the show. He sincerely loves it and I can't wait for everyone to see it in January!(less)
Shawn Speakman No word yet. If the show gets renewed, it will be posted on Terry's website for sure!…moreNo word yet. If the show gets renewed, it will be posted on Terry's website for sure!(less)
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About Pierce Brown, My New Book, and a Giveaway!

“It’s a perfect post-apocalyptic mech-filled SF adventure–like Pierce Brown’s Red Rising meets Robotech.”
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CHILD OF LIGHT is the first post-Shannara novel for author Terry Brooks, who concluded his bestselling series last year with The Last Druid.

That conclusion came at the right time. Because CHILD OF LIGHT is an amazing and welcome new fantasy novel unr
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“Unfettered is an anthology filled with magic, wonderment, and hope. It is more than it's combined stories, though. It is the power of friendship. Of giving. Of a science-fiction and fantasy community that protects its own. Of humanity escaping the ugliness that often plagues it to instead create a testament to the goodness found in every heart.”
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“That’s when I learned the hardest truth about vengeance: it had no logical end, served no real purpose, except perhaps to delay grief. Vengeance was just an inversion of loss; or maybe its cowardly cousin.”
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“The effort of going home exhausted him. The effort of being home. Alexander had spent weeks in his nightmare, and all his things waited for him, unchanged. It was like walking into his room in his parents’ house and finding all his books and clothes from high school still where he’d left them. The artifacts of a previous life.”
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