Late in the year, I had a chance to catch up on several books. I was expecting a pre-publish edition from LibraryThing, but it never arrived. After a year and half, I decided to just read the books. Several more Terry Brooks books had stacked up, and I was able to catch up on The High Druid's Blade, The Darkling Child, and The Measure of the Magic. Set in the expansive universe that Brooks has created, they seem to have descended into a standard faire for fantasy novels. These later novels has Brooks tending to develop more into the relationships in the books, than into the world itself.