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Read & Download Legend AUTHOR David Gemmell à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í David Gemmell David Gemmell Í 4 Free read The legend is DrussThe stories of his life are told everywhere Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed he chose a mountain lair; high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds Ther. A Legend Book Legend The Drenai Saga 1 David GemmellLegend published in 1984 is the first and most famous novel of British fantasy writer David Gemmell It established him as a major fantasy novelist and created the character of Druss who would appear in several subseuent books It was also the first novel in The Drenai saga The Drenai Empire is under threat The tribal Nadir people have been united for the first time by the great warleader Ulric who has forged a massive empire in the North The Drenai leader Abalayn is trying to negotiate new treaties with Ulric but war is brewing and an over 500000 strong Nadir army marches on the fortress of Dros Delnoch gateway to the Drenai heartlands Dros Delnoch is the greatest fortress in the world a narrow pass guarded by six high walls and a great keep but under Abalayn its complement of defenders has been reduced to less than 10000 men under the leadership of an unfit General The fate of the Drenai hinges on the defence of Dros Delnoch If the fortress can hold the Nadir horde for three months the Drenai general Magnus Woundweaver might be able to gather and train a Drenai army However given the odds no one truly believes that Delnoch can be held 2009 1388 482 9789648944518 20

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Read & Download Legend AUTHOR David Gemmell à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í David Gemmell David Gemmell Í 4 Free read By six outer walls it was the stronghold of the Drenai empire Now it is the last battleground for all else has fallen before the Nadir hordesAnd the only hope rests on the skills of that one old m. An awesome BR with Lovely Pinky and my fellow Catman two faithful Cat holics Get rid of your doubts Yesterday is dead Past mistakes are like smoke in the breeze What counts is tomorrow I love epic fantasy 3 Fantasy books rarely let me down and The Legend sure didn t Opening such a book I look for a promise from the author I want to dive into the rich picturesue world intriguing narrative and of course gripping characters with true to life personalities and of course with names I have difficulties to pronounce D That s what I seek for in my fantasy reads Did I get this in this book Not uite but I can say for sure that it s an outstanding readCharacters As is typical in many fantasy series there is a big cast of characters I liked them all starting with Druss a true hero a legend brave strong old and tired but determined to die with his axe Snaga in his hand view spoilerVirae hide spoiler

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Read & Download Legend AUTHOR David Gemmell à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Í David Gemmell David Gemmell Í 4 Free read E the grizzled old warrior keeps company with snow leopards and awaits his old enemy deathThe fortress is Dros DelnochIt is the only route by which an enemy can pass through the mountains Protected. Originally reviewed at BookwraithsDavid Gemmell might not have invented action adventure fantasy but he refined it polished it up and presented his updated version Against the HordeLegend in 1984 to a reading audience who loved every minute of it Luckily I was one of those readers back in the 1980s this book instantly becoming one of my favorite fantasy stories for years to come But when I re read it a few weeks ago I have to admit being concerned it would not live up to my memories my fear that all the years since its release having muted the pulse pounding adrenaline rush and relegated another classic fantasy into a fallen favorite But thankfully my fears were unfounded Legend still as good as everHere the Nadir hordes Think Mongols have been united under the charismatic intelligent and ruthless Ulric who determines it is time for his people to conuer their settled neighbors the Drenai Standing in the way of this unstoppable barbarian force is the undermanned mountain fortress of Dros Delnoch which should be impenetrable IF defended by an adeuate force And that is exactly what the Drenai are lacking as the fortress is undermanned unprepared and without adeuate commanders to inspire the troops to hold until a relief force can arriveEnter Druss the Legend he who is also known as the Captain of the Ax the Axman Deathwalker and the Silver Slayer This fearsome warrior might be past his prime but he is determined to answer his kingdom s desperate call to hold Dros Delnoch until the Nadir are turned back or every warrior lies dead beneath their swords This hero determined to finally find a death worthy of his legendJoining Druss upon the battlements of Dros Delnoch are a diverse cast of characters Rek the Baresarker and his beloved Virae come there to fight Serbitar and the mythical order he is part of arrive to aid in the last stand of the Drenai people Ordinary men stand side by side with rich commanders and wanted outlaws All these diverse individuals inspired by Druss himself to stand up for what they believe in sacrifice themselves in order to keep what they cherish safe from harm and lay down their lives die before they betray that which they hold dearWhenever I describe this book to a friend who is thinking of reading it I say Legend is the fantasy euivalent of the Alamo where men sacrificed their lives for a cause And in David Gemmell s tale of sacrifice each of the warriors portrayed from Druss down to the lowest soldier upon the walls knows their mission is a suicidal one Their forces no match for the Nadir horde Reinforcements not able to reach them in time Death the only real outcome of their bravery But even knowing this these brave men and women refuse to lay down their arms and surrender to the inevitable They come together find peace within themselves lock strong arms with one another and stand as a human walls between the world they love and those who would seek to destroy itDamn I get teary just typing all that Honestly I do No matter his limitation as a writer because I know some readers find his writing simplistic in many ways Gemmell uses his stereotypical cast of characters to maximum effect their words and deeds inspirational moving and sorrowful Vile people finding redemption Cowards exhibiting courage Lawless individuals displaying extreme honor Each heroic death cutting like a stab wound to the heart The final stand of Druss as emotional charged and awe inspiring as any in literature Legend might not have been groundbreaking or innovative when it was published much less now It doesn t try to subvert tropes It doesn t attempt to present an ultra realistic story It doesn t overwhelm with its exuisite prose What is does is tell an action packed fantasy tale of a desperate last stand of a civilization by individuals caught up in events The tale of these people s plight awe inspiring and emotionally charged In other words Legend is a masterpiece of heroic fantasy one which rightly deserves its fame even today

  • Paperback
  • 432
  • Legend AUTHOR David Gemmell
  • David Gemmell
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 9781857236811