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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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 bemmell vote. He struggles with who he is and what he needs to do.

David Gemmell

I will go on to the next book immediately. Sep 17, Rob rated it liked it. More often, he feels like two characters. A hero is chosen. Nov 07, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat Heroic fantasy Historical fantasy.

Connavar is clearly supposed to be complex, and he’s pictured as a massive bear with chains holding him in check the chains being honor, duty, etc. Joined Jan 8, Messages 1. I just can’t handle it all combined together, dialed up to 11, and manifested in a 16 or 18 year old riante.

Yeah, it’s that good. Gemmell’s books have sold more than one million copies. Retrieved 6 February Other Series You Might Like. This book of David Gemmell’s is a slower read than his usual fairly action-packed books. Retrieved 3 May And this is where I get off the boat. He makes courage and honor something real to me.


I finished this book non-audio, rigatne using my eyes in roughly days. Each character is truly human and flawed and acts on their emotions; whether it be anger, stubborness, love, or kindness. Yet despite that, we see a legendary warrior still mourning his wife.

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. It actually reminds me of the writing of A Game Of Thrones. It seems rgante be true,’ he admitted. Just wait until book three. The world is dark and unafraid, and they will understand only the violence he delivers to them.

David Gemmell Rigante Series

If I ever forget what good storytelling is, then I can safely turn to David Gemmell for a sterling reminder. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in Was surprised a few times but found the book gripping.

Up until his death, Gemmell was also patron of the Hastings Writers’ Groupfollowing founder member Catherine Cookson. He’s a bit of a sad story but ever learning and changing which I like. See, when dealing with warfare, politics, diplomacy, it doesn’t matter. Joined Aug 7, Messages 1, Well with Gemmell, that is not the case. Legend is the Alamo spirit – or what should have been that spirit.


Along the way, he receives a gift: Views Read Edit View history. David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy.

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

I think I’ve found a new favourite author. Sword in the Storm. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I’m not saying they weren’t very brave men.

Along the way, he receives a gift: The reason for 3 stars is because while I enjoyed reading the book when I was actually reading it, as soon as I set the book down I didn’t feel a desire to pick it up again. The first two books contain a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend. Unlike most in the heroic fantasy sub-genre, this book is set at the In a terrible storm that doomed his father, the young babe Connavar was born.

Jun 13, Cheryl rated it it was ok. About a year ago I finished the series for a second time, although reading them a few years earlier, I read all four books right in a row! David Gemmell does write a great hero fantasy. 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.

His characters are terribly flawed and their actions have consequences, usually not good ones.