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eBook Legend ePub

by David Gemmell

eBook Legend ePub
Author: David Gemmell
Language: English
ISBN: 1857236815
ISBN13: 978-1857236811
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk (August 1986)
Pages: 432
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 537
Formats: mbr lrf docx lit
ePub file: 1903 kb
Fb2 file: 1200 kb

Legend is a damned good book. David Gemmell is a delicious writer-a master of fantasy with an edge, the rogue who’s driven to heroism. books strike me as heroic fantasy in the truest sense.

Legend is a damned good book. One of the best pure reads in many a day. -ALLAN COLE and CHRIS BUNCH. The settings are convincing, with the level of detail you’d find in a historical novel. The stories have a realistic feel and present the more mundane facts upon which idealized legends are later built. This reader will be looking for the next one. -julie dean smith

As doom and despair threaten the Drenai, one man answers the call to arms; one man whose reputation alone can turn the tide. David Gemmells Legend: A Graphic Novel Chapter (Issue) List.

As doom and despair threaten the Drenai, one man answers the call to arms; one man whose reputation alone can turn the tide.

This page is a comprehensive list of the works of David Gemmell. The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (1993). The Legend of Deathwalker (1996). Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf (1992). Hero in the Shadows (2000). The Swords of Night and Day (2004). The King Beyond the Gate (1985). Quest for Lost Heroes (1990). Winter Warriors (1997). Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf.

by DAVID GEMMELL (Author).

About David Gemmell: David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy. He went on to write over thirty novels. Best known for his debut, Legend, Gemmell's works display violence, yet also explores themes in honour, loyalty and redemption. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide. David Gemmell’s books.

David Gemmell is unquestionably one of my favourite fantasy authors Legend by David Gemmell. Superb heroic fantasy from the fire-side storyteller. David Gemmell is unquestionably one of my favourite fantasy authors. For the past 25 years his books have been read and re-read and I am still not weary of them, and I hope that will always be the case. Some Gemmell books I read as a teenager and so I was interested in seeing whether my now older, more cynical self, could derive the same amount of pleasure experienced all those years ago.

Legend is a fantasy novel by British writer David Gemmell, published in 1984. It established him as a major fantasy novelist and created the character of Druss, who would appear in several subsequent books. It was the first novel by Gemmell, and in The Drenai saga. Gemmell got the idea for the book in 1976. He was being tested for cancer, and to take his mind off it he tried writing a book, which he called "Against the Hordes"

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My favourite Gemmell's: Legend Waylander The Troy Series (very, very emotional for me, particularly as they were his last books) and the Swords of. .Have you seen the David Gemmell Legend award that they hold yearly? Reply.

My favourite Gemmell's: Legend Waylander The Troy Series (very, very emotional for me, particularly as they were his last books) and the Swords of Night and Day. Yours? Reply. sional Digital Artist. Winter Warriors All 3 Waylander books (the 2nd one continues to this day to be a huge influence on my artwork) The Swords of Night and Day (Stavut and Shakul D Midnight Falcon Dark Moon. The Keltoi series were just fantastic. I think Sword in the Storm was one of my earliest reads too.

Lamranilv
Epic. Action. Legends. Magic. It's all here and more. An outstanding read. Just as good to listen to. I've done both now. When the writing is good enough to make you want to have the story again, you know you have fallen upon a great story. I chose to listen the second time through. Both ways, the writing and emotion are so vivid and clear that it is easy to see it all.

After reading a little about Mr. Gemmell, I understand even more why this book drew me in like it did. His favorites are Louis Lamore, J. J. R. Tolkein, and Stan Lee. I have come to appreciate Lee in the last 20+ years. I have been a fan of Lamore and Tolkein far, far longer. I had thought of them during the reading. Similarities, not duplications. I even pictured how this would look as a movie with the influence of Stan Lee! When I read a brief biography by Mr. Gemmell's publisher and read about his favorites, I laughed out loud! Something I try to avoid when I'm sitting alone. Then again, it does keep people guessing!
Gavirim
I've read this book at least 5 times and it never fails to disappoint. Druss, Rek, Orrin, even the freaky albino are rich, vibrant characters that leap off the pages at you. Its on these pages that an immovable force meets an immovable object and his name's Druss. Gemmells stories always inspire me to be a better bloke, the protagonists journey always has parallels to real life albeit with slightly more interesting backdrops. Having a code, standing your ground and not being afraid to go against the popular tide are a few of these meta-themes that always inspire me. Skillgannon, Waylander, Bane - all of them awesome characters but perhaps the best of them all is Druss and this is his best story. If I could give it 6 stars I would.
Hudora
Bought it on a whim, was looking for a new series. This book was very good, but have not been able to get enthralled with the next.
Bluddefender
Rekindled my passion for reading. While I'm partial to the fantasy/adventure genre, I must say David Gemmell stands out among authors of all kinds. His stories offer dazzling dialogue and unexpected heroes. Legend is the 7th book in an 11-book saga, but I strongly advise reading it first, as it was published first. Continue reading in publishing order, because the saga spans some 2,000 years and you can benefit from this flavor of massive historical context.
Love Me
I have been mulling over whether or not Legend by David Gemmell deserves 4 or 5 stars, and I believe the fact that he has such unusual characters gives him a solid 5 star rating. I look forward to picking up the second installment in David Gemmell's Drenai Tales.

Legend is a fantastic tale of an underdog trying to overcome horrible odds (50 to 1). The Drenai are a people long considered superior in their part of the world, but over the years they have grown complacent and lazy. The Nadir, under a strong ruler, have come together after many years of internal toil to challenge the superiority of the Drenai. The only thing standing in the way of the Nadir is a single Drenai fortress, that of Delnoch. Manned with few soldiers and many farmers, Delnoch rests its hope on one man, Druss.

Druss is such an improbable character to be a hero. He is old, his knee is killing him and his shoulder is arthritic. But his legendary status pushes him to muster every bit of strength he has left into training the farmers that man Delnoch and defending it against the Nadir. The question is whether or not the courage he instills in the farmers will be enough.

Rek, a former soldier, doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. He is uncertain of his fighting skills and afraid of death, but that changes once he rescues a girl from some bandits. With that one decision, he changes his fate, yet is still uncertain and hesitant in many ways.

Each Legend character questions himself or herself, which allows the reader to appreciate the characters more so for the tasks that loom before them. Who wouldn't want to root for an old man of 60 with a bad knee and a bad shoulder trying to fight against people half his age? I know I did.

Lastly, if not for anything else, read Legend because of the battle sequences. I was completely enveloped by the utter vastness of their scope and range in depicting each aspect of the battle, from the walls of the fortress to the plans for defense. This book is definitely heavy on the sword side, but there are parts of sorcery that make this book even more enjoyable. All in all, Legend by David Gemmell is one that I highly recommend. Everyone enjoy!
superstar
Legend is, well, legendary in the rebirth of heroic fantasy. Gemmell had a rare understanding of what it is to be a man and how to convey that in a story. Some people don't get it but many of you will find a deep resonance with the behaviour of the main character, Druss, and of those about him. This is a study of different personalities and how they behave when pushed beyond the edge in extreme stress. The result is a powerful statement and example of how many men would like to live and translates just as well to modern day life as it does to the medieval type land of the Drenai in the book.

Later, Gemmell went on to examine many aspects of men and how they behave when the chips are down. Others of his books are easier to read, like Morningstar or Waylander. But it all begins with Druss the Legend. Having read all of Gemmell's 20+ books this is still seminal in it's statement of what it means to be a man. Gemmell's experience as a 16yo boy, defending a girl picked on by a gang in a subway train, to his years as a nightclub bouncer and then a journalist all honed his skills and experience to convey this powerful story. Later books continue the theme but this is where it begins. Some may read this as a good fantasy, but for some of you this book will strike a deep abiding sense of "rightness" that is courage, selfless giving, honour, gallantry, persistent and so much more, all rolled into one book. Gemmell had said people told him how this book changed their lives and I can believe that. Even if it doesn't for you though, it's still a damn fine read.
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