Legend – 1st Drenai novel

The Legend Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy death. The Fortress Mighty Dros Delnoch, protected by six outer walls, the only route by which an army could pass through the mountains. It was the stronghold of the Drenai empire. And now it was the last battleground, for all else had fallen before the Nadir hordes. And hope rested on the skills of that one old man…

It must be a good 10 years since I last read this, and picking it up again was brilliant. Like an old friend. An old friend with a bloody big axe 🙂  I’m really not one for reading about battles and wars in general, but Gemmell’s characters are always engaging and all my usual reading rules go out the window with him. Legend is a classic page turner, Druss is the ultimate hero and I can’t wait to carry on into the series. Unlike so many fantasy authors Gemmell was never one for the waffling, pointlessly drawn out narrative that can drive you mental with 1,000 page tomes. He gives you exactly what you need for a fast paced tale, and I love him for it. If only there were more like him. He’s sorely missed.


~ by gemmellgirl on February 2, 2010.

4 Responses to “Legend – 1st Drenai novel”

  1. Im really looking forward to reading the books you recomended, was it Rigante series?

  2. i’m behind on updating *again*!
    Rigante series is beautiful hun, “Sword in the Storm” is the first one 🙂

  3. I just ordered it on amazon 🙂

  4. and now Im half way through…Im really enjoying it 🙂 thanks for recomending it

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