A NOVEL OF GOOD AND EVIL. Book One of the Word and the Void Series

Book had a prev owner’s name on ffep, now lifted off. 420pp

… Now in Running with the Demon, Brooks does nothing less than revitalize fantasy fiction again, inventing the complex and powerful new mythos of the the Word and the Void, good versus evil still, but played out in the theatre in the round of the real world of our present.

On the hottest Fourth of July weekend in decades, two men have come to Hopewell, Illinois, site of a lengthy, bitter steel strike. One is a demon, dark servant of the Void, who will use the anger and frustration of the community to attain a terrible secret goal. The other is John Ross, a Knight of the Word, a man who, while he sleeps, lives in the hell the world will become if he fails to change its course on waking, Ross has been given the ability to see the future. But does he have the power to change it?

At stake is the soul of a fourteen year old girl mysteriously linked to both men. And the lives of the people of Hopewell. And the future of the country. The Fourth of July, while friends and families picnic in Sinnissippi Park and fireworks explode in celebration of freedom and independence, the fate of Humanity will be decided. …

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Authored by Terry Brooks and published by Ballantine Books of New York in 1997. This First Edition, First Impression copy is in Fine condition, covered and plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. Hard cover bound, the size of the book is 247x166x33mm. ISBN 9780345379627.