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David Andrew Gemmell was a British author of heroic fantasy, best known for his debut novel, Legend. A former journalist and. Buy The Sword in the Storm (Rigante) Reissue by David Gemmell (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Just wondering if anyone can help me i just finished reading my first David Gemmell book (Sword in the Storm), i enjoyed it so much i read the.

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David Gemmell was born in in west London. They disappear from the story when they don’t serve Connavar’s arc.

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Fun but not remarkable. I want to, but I don’t. If you want to experience epic fantasy, sword and sorcery at its very best and delve into an outstanding creation beyond all imagination, then I urge you to discover the roots of the most widely-read and eigante loved genre; for it is authors such as David Gemmell that ignited a passion and the enthusiasm for fantasy and great literature.

It’s not a bad book, but there’s nothing really gripping about the story and I’m tired of reading mediocre and unoriginal fantasy.

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Definitely make sure you read Midnight Falcon after it too. The first time around I read a few chapters and got bored. I loved the writing and the story telling of Gemmell. Nov 05, Beth rated it really liked it. Joined Jan gemmrll, Messages 1. Retrieved 26 November Except this time, I don’t believe him.

To the fox, he just had a meal to sustain his life. Ive never come across another writer whos sequels are largely spaced apart time frame eigante, guess ill just have to read them all and make my mind up about them. Joined Jan 6, Messages 2. Gemmell gave us great characters, great places, an amazing world, interesting magic, plenty of fighting and action, and overall awesome world building. Hence the rating of three stars, even though I pretty much gave up on it after a battle scene where Connovar uses a sword to knock aside a spear thrown at him, then grabs the spear out of the air and hurls it into an opponent in a chariot.


He’ll storm off with vows of vengeance. The consistent presence of redemption in Gemmell’s work reflected his Christian beliefs.

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This book is dedicated with love to three very special people. It’s not just Gemmell either. It’s a classic sword fantasy with presence of magic elements about a boy who grow up to become a king.

Gemmell preferring to go to bed late, with his wife favouring an early start, on 28 July she was surprised to wake up to discover the bed empty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists with This Book.

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Gemmell’s books are always hard to review, because it’s hard to explain why they’re great. Only one woman remains who follows the ancient ways—the Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood—and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed.

He’s a good guy with heroic and honorable tendencies and yet he does some awful deeds. I just can’t handle it all combined together, dialed up to 11, and manifested in ge,mell 16 or 18 year old character. It’s there, but its not so overwhelmingly sappy that Gemmwll lose interest.


Riamfada shows up out of the blue to give Conn something to do and riggante some background for the bear fight. Return to Book Page.

Gemmell may be a great storyteller, but there are parts of the story that I didn’t care for. Gemmell deals with some wonderfully mature themes, playing one what is right and what is wrong. I know it’s a hero saga, but the level daviv everything revolving around Conn is kind of ridiculous.

He later admitted that the book “was so bad it could curdle milk at 50 paces.

Within two days he was able to take physical exercise and returned home to resume work on his latest novel. This boy’s mother was—the boy heard so many times —a whore… the word was less hurtful than the blows that would follow it.

I don’t know how to begin this review as I was very disappointed. The first two books contain a re-imagining davvid the Arthurian legend.

His father died running from battle, and he vowed never to be a coward, never to betray his friends. All our problems are as nothing to the sun.

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