A Knight of the Word (Mass Market Paperbound)
Del Rey Books, 9780345424648, 408pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 1999
Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's 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's 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's faith, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .
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Praise For A Knight of the Word…
"[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