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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For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Joined Jan 8, Messages 1. Nobody there expected to die. Just finished Midnight Falcon – very enjoyable.

Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1) by David Gemmell

Retrieved 24 November Jan 09, Keri rated it liked it. It actually reminds me of the writing of A Game Of Thrones. Way too many pages that I had to skip over due to sexual content. Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide. You must log in or register to reply here. We all face it, and succumb to it. David Gemmell has been in my to-read queue for more than 30 years.

Gemmell really knows how to enchant the reader and bring them into the story.

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LitFlash Gsmmell eBooks you want at the lowest prices. While Connavar makes daavid split decision to risk his life to save his crippled friend and you ask yourself ‘would I do that? 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.


I had pret This was my second attempt to read this book which has been languishing on a shelf for years sorry Netty and Brian! Boys who can run and fight and ride and kill better than any other warrior alive. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in But they are human. An excellent story but a very flawed hero figure. Inthe David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy were established, intended to “restore fantasy to its proper place in the literary pantheon”; a steering group of 18 authors is chaired by writer Stan Nicholls and the award is decided by a public vote.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. I might be at the point where I stick with female fantasy and historical fiction authors. The Seidh–a magical race as old as time–take note of the young warrior and c Fierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth.

Originally intending to be a historical novelist, Gemmell was intrigued by events which ended badly for the protagonists.

Sword in the Storm

rgiante Gemmell first attempted writing a novel in the s, but The Man from Miami failed to find a publisher. What did I learn from this book? Along the way, he receives a gift: On a final note I should say that rigwnte of Gemmell’s stand alone works like Knights of Dark Renown and Echoes of the Great Song remain my all time favorites and I strongly suggest you start reading Gemmell with them. Violent events usually provide the sole impetus for plot development, and are resolved by physical violence or heroics.


I felt there were some great characters, world details and plot points but I hold out no hope of these heading in a direction I would enjoy.

Known dzvid his strong characterisation, he attributed this to his tendency to draw from real life; having been acquainted with violent men, he understood and enjoyed writing them.

Joined Jan 6, Messages 2. Connavar slaughters innocent women and children. The story is well told, following the hero and main character Connavar throughout.

The other will forge a legend—and light the fires of revolution. Unfortunately I now know the truth about the Alamo… The Alamo is a consistent story of cock-up after cock-up.

Connavar, the MC, is an interesting character.

This series is known by several names. But the problem is Gemmell gave us great characters, great places, an amazing world, interesting magic, plenty of fighting and action, and overall awesome world building. I am a lonely man. He said that while he could “write it better” after becoming an established author, “[its heart] wouldn’t be bettered by improving its style. Yet despite that, we see a legendary warrior still mourning his wife.

In a terrible riganhe that doomed his father, the young babe Connavar was born.

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