Terry Brooks Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Terry Brooks (Terence Dean Brooks)

Last Updated: 08 May, 2024 | Views: 246

Age: 80

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Author

Famous For: The Sword of Shannara (Book)

Higher Education: University (J.D.)

Net Worth: $12 Million Approx.

Terry Brooks Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
08 Jan, 1944 (80 Years 06 Months 17 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Terry Brooks Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography): 
Terry Brooks is an American author known for his fantasy novels, notably his bestselling Shannara series. Terry Brooks was born on 8th January, 1944, in Sterling, Illinois. Terry Brooks' creative storytelling and rich world-building have made him one of the greatest famous imaginary authors of his time. Terry Brooks's breakthrough novel, "The Sword of Shannara," was printed in 1977 and became a New York Times bestseller, launching him into literary success.
Terry Brooks Career: 
Terry Brooks Early Years and Legal Background
• The influence of Terry Brooks work can be seen in Brooks' attention to world-building and epic storytelling.
• Terry Brooks initially pursued a career in law and worked as a lawyer before transitioning to writing.
Terry Brooks Breakthrough Novel: 
• In 1977, Terry Brooks published his breakthrough novel, "The Sword of Shannara."
• It became a New York Times bestseller and established him as a prominent author in the fantasy genre.
Terry Brooks The Shannara Series:
• The Shannara series is Terry Brooks' most well-known and extensive work.
• It is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows the adventures of various characters in a realm filled with magic, creatures, and epic quests.
Expansion of the Shannara Universe: 
• Terry Brooks has expanded the Shannara universe with numerous books and series, including The Heritage of Shannara, Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, The Fall of Shannara and High Druid of Shannara.
• Terry Brooks interconnected stories span generations and delved into different eras within the Shannara world.
Terry Brooks Standalone Novels and Other Series:
• In addition to the Shannara series, Brooks has written standalone novels and other series.
• This includes the Word/Void series, which connects to the Shannara universe, and the Landover series, which follows the adventures of a lawyer who becomes the ruler of a magical kingdom.
Terry Brooks Awards
• 1997: Inkpot Award
Terry Brooks Unknown Facts
Early Inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien: Terry Brooks has cited J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" as a critical stimulus for his writing career.
Television Adaptation of Shannara Series: In a unique turn of events, Terry Brooks' Shannara series was adapted for television from the MTV fantasy series "The Shannara Chronicles."

Terry Brooks Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 Kg
In Pounds 167 lbs

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Terry Brooks Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Frederick R. Brooks, Sr.

Mother's Name
Nancy Brooks (nee Moore)

Judine Brooks





Terry Brooks Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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