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  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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A Knight of the Word

By: Terry Brooks
Narrated by: Mark Deakins
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Summary

A no-holds-barred battle between Good and Evil.... 

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' 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' 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' faith, or his life - and hers - will be forfeit.... 

©2001 Terry Brooks (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"[An] urban dark fantasy...Sharp and satisfying." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"Superior to anything being written in the genre...Terry Brooks is one of a handful of fantasy writers whose work consistently meets the highest literary standards." (Rocky Mountain News)

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huge fan

I love the Terry Brooks novels, losing myself into his world of fantasy and magic

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Sequels are tricky.

Not a bad book but nowhere near as good as Running With The Demon. To me this one took a while to get going and then suddenly was finished. It just felt a bit rushed to me. There are aspects of the book especially certain characters(I'm trying not to give spoilers) thay I wanted more from.
The plot was also predictable especially concerning the identity of a certain character(spoiler avoided!).
I love Terry's work and have read many of his books, this one, is not among the best.
Still, lets see what part 3 of this story brings....

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Awesome

I read this book years ago and was engulfed in the world of John Ross and Nest Freemark... listening to it was almost like watching a movie, narration was excellent and I’m moving on to Angel Fire East next.

Audible please can we have running with the demon released soon!

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