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Sword in the Storm tells us about a young hero, Connavar of the Rigante. Burdened by the thought of his father being a cow [ ]. Fierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth. Among. Sword In The Storm . David Gemmell mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods.

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Inthe David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy were established, intended to “restore fantasy to its proper place in the sowrd pantheon”; a steering group of temmell authors is chaired by writer Stan Nicholls and the award is decided by a public vote.

Joined Aug 20, Messages 5. In this savagely reshaped world ruled by brigands and war makers, a rider seeks a lost city.

I struggled with the way it is written. The Memory Stone By: As a younger reader, these are the characters I would want; dramatic good vs evil, and a hero to idolise.

David Gemmell Rigante Series

Brilliantly Read Loved this version of the book, really well read and produced, difficult to turn off. I would have liked a male Scottish reader, it’s decent but not sure about the casting or pronunciation of Celtic words However I was truly disappointed when I heard the Narration.

A fantastic start for The Rigante Series. Their days of glory hundreds of years in the past, they know are forced to bow their heads to the Varlish, who do gemmelll to m Sworrd not just Gemmell either.

Looking forward to Rigante II and others in the series. Having finished the audiobook Drenai saga, and being very comfortable with Sean Barrett’s voice, I was sceptical about a female narrating the Rigante stories but hats off to Adjoa Andoh.

The peaceful Eldarin were the last of three ancient races. Retrieved 6 February Normally his first book is an intro the world and then the history is sometimes explained rather than explored in the sequels. Don’t like your audiobook? The character became a bit unreal to me. Citing the Battle of the Alamo and the grisly fate of William Wallace as influences, he said that had he written about the 13th century Scottish revolutionary, he would have found a way in which he was ultimately victorious despite the odds, eventually realising this kind of storytelling would be more palatable in a fantasy setting.


Nowadays I’m after something a bit more human.

Sword In The Storm by David Gemmell book review

My favorite example is of a fox eating a hen’s chicks. Legend The Drenai Novels: While the Rigante face threats from neighboring tribes, the northern Vars invaders and the expanding southern empire of StoneConnavar must come to terms with the darkness within himself.

May 09, Sharon rated it liked it. The only thing about this series that bothered me at first is that several major events are skipped entirely.

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It is years since the world toppled on its axis and civilisation was destroyed. Maybe I think too much and feel too little. Lists with This Book. Rome-analog acts mostly as philosophic hand puppet. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this ij, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

The tale of the Boy who Fought the Bear quickly spreads and Connavar becomes a hero, fulfilling the Morrigu’s promise.

He’s got the looks, the brains, the charisma, and the fighting skill. There is no black and white, only differing shades of grey, and the gritty undertones make it all the more enjoyable.

I’m not saying they weren’t very brave men. I like the dtorm of characters, the Rigante, the battles and ultimately Connaver himself.

With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sel David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy. The great parts of the book are the imagination and folklore that set the scene, and I really look forward to seeing these expanded in the subsequent books in the series I don’t know why she made the stone people sound like they’re from Transylvania 14 of 15 people found this review helpful.


Accelerating through a life story is fine, but launching straight into it without warning is frustrating. This feels like an unnecessary combination of artistic freedom and PC resulting in a un good story spoilt A shame really as I will not now buy the sequels.


Sword in the Storm

Lion of Macedon 8. Arian’s one trait is promiscuity, which only exists so Connavar can inexplicably be faithless at the eleventh hour. Here, the names are just fluffy where they should be loaded with strength and portent.

Why get a woman wtf Why would you get a woman to read a classic that is narrated by a man in the story. He warns Connavar of xtorm ruthless efficiency of the Stone army and the ambitions of Jasaraythe Stone general.

But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition.

I would definitely recommend yo sll th hst love a well told story of lives snd battle. All while riding at break-neck speed and without any explanation of why he might be a superb rider at 16 years of age. I can’t believe I waited so long to read a book by him.

Nothing like Sword in the Storm. Anyhow, his character and plot development are so good, ithat no matter which bemmell you read you want to know what happens next, AND what happened before. While I certainly understand readers who cannot endure this book because of what bad Connavar does, I also gwmmell sympathize to some extent.

He said that while he could “write it better” after becoming an established author, “[its heart] wouldn’t be bettered by improving its style.

It was good but I wasn’t compelled to keep reading, I had to make myself sit down and finish it.