Friday, November 1, 2013
Review: Magic Kingdom For Sale, Sold by Terry Brooks
The adage of writing what you know is an old one but one that applies well in this novel's case. Brooks was a lawyer before becoming a writer and his able to bring a level believability to Ben Holiday that I have never seen from any of his characters before. The support characters all also well portrayed being an interesting mixture of charming quirks and very human faults.
The concept is an interestingly refreshing one and combined with some solid world-building keeps things interesting.Pacing is well controlled and I was glad to see Brooks habit of overly describing meals is toned down.
Overall I probably enjoyed this novel more than Brooks Shannara series and I think he did too and it shows. 8/10.