Terry Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction.
Brooks mainly writes high fantasy, and has also written several movie novelizations.
He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, obtaining his B.A. in English Literature in 1966. He later obtained a J.D. from Washington and Lee University. Before becoming an author he was a practicing attorney.
His first novel, The Lord of the Rings something that he strenuously denies. The chief similarity is that it is a heroic fantasy featuring various races who form an alliance against a dark lord and set out on a quest to defeat him.