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Here in his first non-Shannara novel, Terry Brooks has written a gripping story of mystery, magic, and adventure - sure to delight fantasy listeners everywhere.

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement has promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything.

Ben's only followers were the incompetent court magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as court scribe; and the lovely Willow - but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor.

To put the final touch on the whole affair, Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark, terrible lord of the demons, had challenged all prospective kings of Landover to duel to the death - a duel which no human could hope to win.

The task of proving his right to be king seemed hopeless. But Ben Holiday was stubborn....

©2008 Terry Brooks (P)2022 Random House Audio

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A great read 📚

A lovely story to escape to and a relaxing listen. Narrator was very good. Really liked the characters

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Great mystical, magical book

I read this story many years ago and the subsequent books as well it is a great story and when I saw it on audible I pre ordered 6 months ago.
To all fans of Terry Brooks you must listen to them all.

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Great adventure couldn't stop listening

A unique adventure with lots of challenges to over come. Abundance of creative narrative takes the reader every step of the way with the hero. Couldn't stop listening it was brilliant.

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Great story by great writer

I read this when it was first published years ago and thoroughly enjoyed revisiting it through this audible edition. Terry Brooks is an exceptional fantasy writer, creating endearing characters and a truly magical world. Unlike many fantasy writers he can actually write! He has a pleasing style with no irritating repetition or jarring vocabulary and though this is a light hearted story it moves along at pace and is very easy listening. The narration by Jeremy Arthur is brilliant and I found the whole a pleasure to listen to. I have already started the second in the series.

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amazing

waited so long to witness this story again. Still as good as when I was a kid.

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Fantastic!

I've read the book many times before and was hoping they would have a copy on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to it and being in Landover again.

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Magical read

loved this. Read the book years ago, read the whole series and loved it. the narrator did it justice. looking forward to downloading book 2

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brilliant 👏

loved it! such a fantastic story from beginning to end! narrated very well too

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just wow

great book really enjoyable excellent narration. I will be buying the sequel straight away

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-22

Finally!

So glad audible added this series. Such a wonderful escape. Terry Brooks is a master storyteller.

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  • 10-05-22

Old Friend Revisited

So lovely to revisit this series. I enjoyed the book immensely. The narrator did an fine job of bringing this old friend to life.

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  • 24-05-22

pretty good

nuff said. still have twelve words to write before i can submit my review.

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  • wendy carr
  • 13-05-22

LOVE this story. I read it every year.

Terry Brooks is one of my two favorite fantasy authors. Robert Jordan is the other. Magic Kingdom for sale- sold is a joy to read and very original. Mr. Brooks writes characters that you come to care about. It is the same in all his series. Jeremy Arthur did a fantastic job bringing this to life.

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  • W. O. Poetry
  • 10-05-22

Old school Fantasy

This is an older fantasy novel and it's clear that it was written in a different time. Both in a good and bad way.

The describing of the heroine is almost worthy of r/menwritingwomen on reddit. At the same time the hero recognise misplaced anger, have a personal developmental journey and is, in a way, far more innocent than a modern person would be.

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  • Tractorman
  • 29-04-22

Worth the wait!

I’ve been waiting for this book to be on audible for years and it did not disappoint. Simple easy read with deep thought and lessons within. I loved it.

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  • Jessika Robinson
  • 27-04-22

Still one of my favorite books from 20 years ago!

Loved it then and I loved it now! Terry Brooks is still my favorite author.

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  • Aaron K.
  • 15-04-22

Not what I expected, but one of the best.

Wasn't sure what to expect but definitely wasn't expecting anything this good. the story was well told and engaging and the narrator performed the story wonderfully. Was a wonderful combination. the magical parts of the story was equally balanced and not overwhelming. Characters were balanced out and a single character didn't overshadow the others. Can't wait to see what book 2 has to offer.

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  • Wesley weber
  • 15-04-22

Sold!

This book is a wonderfully fun classic! The narrator was amazing with the various characters.

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  • NM
  • 13-04-22

The series is BACK (on Audible)

Was planning to buy the series when it was listed on Audible a few years ago, but wasn't fast enough and the series was removed. Now in 2022 all six titles are back and re-recorded with another narrator. Having learned my lesson last time, pre-ordered all six and all is well!!