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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Rigante Series

As a younger reader, these are the characters I would want; dramatic good vs evil, and a hero to idolise. It was good but I wasn’t compelled to keep reading, I had to make myself sit down and finish it. One glorious spark, one moment of Rigante rebellion has ignited a revolution and forged a legend. We’ll see if the next Rigante book changes my mind. Waldo New Member Jan 6, There was no real story to build up to and once the big war took place it was finished riganhe quickly the reader barely noticed.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I might be at the point where I stick with riagnte fantasy and historical fiction authors. Of applicants, he was probably the least qualified for the position, but was hired owing to his display of arrogance during the interview, which was mistaken for self-confidence.

A former journalist and newspaper daid, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in I struggled with the way it is written. Shield of Thunder davvid. Notice I didn’t spoil the story for you by giving away the plot?

The experience is too frustrating: While not epic, the story is gripping, and the characters are enjoyable, if not quite having the characterisation of David Eddings or Raymond Feist. This magnificent, indescribable masterpiece of such scope is truly astonishing and remains as great a timeless legend as that of Merlin.


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I had pret This was my dzvid attempt to read this book which has been languishing on a shelf for years sorry Netty and Brian! Gemmell’s books are always hard to review, because it’s hard to explain why they’re great.

Waldo New Member Jan 7, While I certainly understand davvid who cannot endure this book because of what bad Connavar does, I also can sympathize to some extent. The first was Legend, the other one of the Troy series.

A man character should have a gdmmell or two to keep him interesting, but this one has way too many! Legend is the Alamo spirit – or what should have been that spirit. I know that Gemmell is a really popular fantasy author but I guess I just don’t get it. Up until his death, Gemmell was also patron of the Hastings Writers’ Groupfollowing founder member Catherine Cookson.

The Seidh—a magical race as old as time—take note of the young warrior and cast a malignant shadow across his life. View all 10 comments. A couple of times a passage of time took place and the reader was not informed then you have to work out how long during the conversations.

Gemmell credited his time as a journalist for providing him with his pacey, succinct style, though critics labelled his work ” macho ” and would often cite his limited vocabulary and the repetitive nature of his stories.

Keep in mind DG is not scared to kill off his heroes which happens a lot so don’t get miffed if he does, he only does it because it works in the story and couldn’t have happened any other way.


Archived from the original on 15 December Lists with This Book. For immense armies of darkness are advancing on the highlanders, and it seems as if nothing will riante them. Sometimes heroic, sometimes selfishly.

David Gemmell

Unfortunately I now know the truth about the Alamo… The Alamo is a consistent story of cock-up after cock-up. It ended well, too. I’m okay with a gemell being a skilled, even a great fighter.

Do i need to read the Drenai saga to read this? Well with Gemmell, that is not the case. Magic plays a role here but is not the star. No trivia or quizzes yet. As patron, he was the main judge in the national literary competition run by the group, the Legend Writing Awardwhich was named after his breakthrough novel.

He’ll react perfectly, keep his head, show mercy, etc. Sipstrassi is also used in the Greek series by Aristotle to perform feats of magic. This was my second attempt to read this book which has been languishing on a shelf for years sorry Netty and Brian! A fantastic start for The Rigante Series. Aug 07, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even if he only skims over a character for a few chapters, you are left with the sense of actually “knowing” who that person was, and feeling glad for it somehow.

But I just can’t buy into this kind of over-the-top wish fulfillment anymore. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide.