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Author: Terry Brooks
ISBN13: 978-0099242222
Title: Running with the Demon
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Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine; 1st edition (1997)
Pages: 496

Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks

Running with the Demon. A Knight of the Word. Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life. Running with the Demon is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Running with the Demon book. Now, in Running with the Demon, Brooks does nothing less than revitalize fantasy fiction again, inventing the complex and powerful new mythos of the Twenty years ago, Terry Brooks turned fantasy fiction on its head with The Sword of Shannara, the first fantasy novel to make the mainstream bestseller lists, and the first in an unbroken string of thirteen bestselling books.

He stands alone in the center of another of America's burned-out towns, but he has been to this one before. Even in their ruined, blackened condition, the buildings that surround him are recognizable. The streets of the intersection in which he finds himself stretch away in windswept concrete ribbons that dwindle and fade into the horizon-south to thg bridge that spans the river, north to the parched flats of what were once cornfields, east toward the remains of Reagan's hometown, and west to the Mississippi and the Great Plains  . His voice cut through the cottony layers of her sleep with the sharpness of a cat's claw. Her head jerked off the pillow and her sleep-fogged eyes snapped open. Pick?" "Wake up, girl!"

by Terry Brooks Book 1 in the Word and the Void series (1997). On the hottest Fourth of July weekend in decades, two men have come to Hopewell, Illinois, site of a lengthy, bitter steel strike. One is a demon, dark servant of the Void, who will use the anger and frustration of the community to attain a terrible secret goal. The other is John Ross, a Knight of the Word, a man who, while he sleeps, lives in the hell the world will become if he fails to change its course on waking. Ross has been given the ability to see the future.

Twenty years ago, New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks published the first fantasy novel ever to hit the mainstream best-seller lists. Once again he breaks new ground in Running with the Demon, convincing listeners that impossible villains and heroes actually coexist with us in our everyday world. On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends.

About book: Running With the Demontt of Pages: 434tttYear: 1997By: Terry BrooksRunning with the Demon is a good read for teens and adults who like supernatural activity and suspense. But be forewarned that this book has a ton of detail and can be quite boring until the second half. The main problem that this book addresses is a demon that comes to the small, settle, and very hot town of Sinnissippi to take all the souls that live there, but mainly to take what is rightfully his, his daughter Nest Freemark.

Running with the Demon is a fantasy novel by American writer Terry Brooks, the first book in the Word & Void fantasy series. It was first published in 1997 by Ballantine's Del Rey division. The story takes place in a fictional town named Hopewell, Illinois, but is actually based on the author's hometown of Sterling, Illinois around the Fourth of July in 1997. It is followed by the novel A Knight of the Word.

Now, in Running with the Demon, Brooks does nothing less than revitalize fantasy fiction again, inventing the complex and powerful new mythos of the Word and the Void, good versus evil still, but played out in the of the "real world" of our present. I had two copies of it for some reason, a hard cover and a mass produced paperback. I am a fan of Terry Brooks and this one is a perfect find. I do plan on getting my hands on the other ones from this trilogy as well.

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Reviews: 7
I have been a reader of the Shannara series since I was in 7 grade and quite frankly, I was a bit appalled at the thought of this being the prequel. You never want your happy memories of books to be destroyed or your connection severed by another book that seems completely unrelated. In this case I was terribly wrong about it damaging my love for the world of Shannara, this is a great read. Hard to put down with characters who are broken but not beaten, damaged, and yet strong. Nest and John are truly characters that worm into your heart. Pick provides sarcastic comic relief, and Two Bears is still an enigma. I must say that I enjoyed this book much more than I anticipated and Terry Brooks has proved his skill in handling a world, and individual characters with depth. Looking forward to more twists, battles, and visions in the war between the word and the void.
Loved it! Nest Freemark is 14 years old and lives with her grandparents in Illinois. Her mom is dead and she doesn't know who her father is. Grandma knows but she's not saying. Oh, and Grandma is magic as was Nest's mother. And Nest. She isn't supposed to use her magic or speak of it. Grandpa thinks his wife is crazy, talking about things no one else can see. But Nest can. And Nest has a sylvan friend named Pick who takes care of the park near the house. No one can see him either. Bad things start to happen in the park and Pick gets help from Nest whenever he needs it. It's harder all the time to keep her secret from her friends. And then a demon shows up. This is a good story with a lot more going on than just some 14 year old kids hanging out in the park. I can't wait to get my hands on Book 2.
The Sphinx of Driz
I love Terry Brooks and this is one of my favorite books! I’m so glad the books are available on kindle. My father started me on this series, and the story telling is amazing!! He has an ability to blend fantasy with reality without it seeming cheesy. This is a book I end up getting lost in and reading until it is finished. You know it’s a good one when you lose all track of time. Nest is a beautiful and unsuspecting heroine and you become emotionally invested in John Ross and his mission to protect her at all costs. This is the first book in a trilogy meant to preclude the Shannara series and the fall of the modern world as it gave way to magic, new races, and the unspeakable evil trying to destroy it. If you are a fantasy reader, and even if you are not, this book is a beautiful blend of fantasy, suspense, and drama.
I chose to give this book a high rating. I choose to do so because it held my interest to find out how it all began, the Shannara series. I must admit I have never been an avid reader. However, after the wife and I had watched the MTV production of the Shannara Chronicals, she wanted to research the author and found a number of books by Terry Brooks and realized they were connected to each other. She read a few and told me good they were and how she enjoyed them so. I decided I would try this one, and I'm looking forward to getting started on the next one in the sequence. She reads faster than I do, but, I AM going to read the whole series as long as it takes.

Read the books. I think you will enjoy them. I will!
I picked this book up on a wim years ago in my public library. Glad I did. I read this book in two days, and read the follow up book in a single day. The blending of classic fantasy and modern real world is seamless in this book. It all fots as if it had always been.
Loved this book when I was growing up! It got me into the fantasy genre. I love the demon and all the bits with Pick. My only complaint is that the sections with Ross are so abysmally borng and depressing. I couldn't read any more books in the series because he was a recurring character.
I put out reading this author for many years. Now I regret missing out on the fun. I think I read one page every two ...this guy uses way too many words, useless details that you read trying to make sense of their presence. The real story wouldn’t take half the book. Still, it is easy to recognize how great of a writer Brooks is
I have enjoyed Mr. Brooks' work and have never been disappointed. Kinda, sorta wish the story was more optimistic but I've come to realize it is a trend among writers. I am just frustrated having to wait until the last chapter of book 3 or book 6 to have something positive happen.