Fall of Kings by David and Stella Gemmell

Great end to the series. So this book covers the end game and is most closely aligned with the Iliad (from what I remember) than the rest of the books. It covers pretty much all the major points though does it in its own unique style. Honestly some of them are so brilliantly done that …

Shield of Thunder by David Gemmell

Not quite as good as the first but still very good. We start off shortly after the events of the first book. Things haven’t quite come to a head yet, war has not been officially declared, but things are looking more ominous. Andromache and Hektor are due to be married so all the great and …

Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell

Brilliant read, both sad and uplifting. This begins David Gemmell’s trilogy about the fall of Troy, though this book starts before the long war kicked off. It’s told from multiple viewpoints, some only a few paragraphs, other’s get much more screentime. Our main POV’s are Helikaon, a prince of Dardania, Andromache, sent as a bride …

The Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmell

Another great entry in the Drenai saga and the second and final part of Skilgannon’s story. Unfortunately we will never know if Gemmell had planned more stories for him due to his untimely death but what we have are some of his best. This could be read as a standalone, it would give away some …

White Wolf by David Gemmell

I’ve read this book many times, Skilgannon is one of my favourite Gemmell characters. I think David Gemmell pretty much defined the modern heroic fantasy novel. There are a lot of similarities in his books and this is no exception. We have a warrior who has a dark past. And the main character really does …

Echoes of the Great Song by David Gemmell

I love this book. It has a lovely melancholic feel as you would expect from a book set just after the end of the world. It is a fast paced book as Gemmell’s usually are but as always he makes you feel for the characters in such a brief period of time. It is a …

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