More than a few years ago, when I read through the Knight of the Word trilogy, I remember reading about a man who was chosen to carry a black staff. The staff enabled him to do amazing things to protect the people of our world from demons of the Void.
I would venture a guess that this same black staff will be at the center of this new book, set to come out in August.
Ever since I read the original Sword of Shannara, I’ve been a fan. Even moreso as I read more of Terry’s novels. He has crafted a wonderful universe in Shannara, a post-apocalyptic fantasy world that more resembles Middle-Earth than what you would expect a post-apocalyptic world to be.
This new book takes place 500 years after the Genesis of Shannara trilogy. Not having read that yet, I don’t know the setting much. Apparently, the surviving good people of the world have surrounded themselves with a powerful protective magic for that 500 years. And now, it seems to hae disappeared, leaving them all vulnerable to the demon hordes waiting outside.
I am really looking forward to more Shannara novels like this one. Hopefully I will have caught up before this one comes out.
Super Smash Bros. is one of the best games on the Nintendo 64. Super Smash Bros. Melee is one of the best games for the GameCube. It follows logic that Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be one of the best games for the Wii. It’s already shaping up that way.
The developer is doing an excellent job marketing this game by posting a new blog every weekday since May of this year until the game is released with new info about one aspect of the game. Game modes, characters, items, stages, music… it’s all on their site. There’s even a few details on little things like the trophies and stickers you can get in the game.
The new characters look sweet. I’ll post my views on each in detail sometime in the future, but for now, I’ll just say I’m glad that it’s no longer just Nintendo’s characters that are involved. A few of the new items look freakin’ sweet while others I’ll just have to try before I can comment. The stages are beautiful and much more interactive than SSBM’s stages. Not to mention that you can build your own stages in SSBB! Online Wi-Fi capabilities will be fun. I always hoped SSBM would get that. Oh well.
This just looks like it’s going to be a freakin’ awesome game! I can’t wait to play it!