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    Legend author David Gemmell review × 103 There is something unambiguously alluring about last stands; those situations in which a body of troops holds a defensive position in the face of overwhelming odds and against all hope for victory We all know the battle of Thermopi

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    Legend author David Gemmell review × 103 444 A buddy read with the Fantasy Buddy Reads Group because we love the EpicsAnd even though it barely reached 350 pages this gem is a true Epic It was written in the 80's and has some of the marks of its time which coming from me is a compleme

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    Legend author David Gemmell review × 103 free download Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Gemmell The Nadir army heads for Dros Delnoch a keep guarding a mountain pass Druss the Legend comes out of retirement for one last battle But even with

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David Gemmell ↠ 3 free read free download Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Gemmell Legend author David Gemmell review × 103 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. The Nadir army heads for Dros Delnoch a keep guarding a mountain pass Druss the Legend comes out of retirement for one last battle But even with Rek the baresark and the earl of Delnoch s daughter help Druss and eleven thousand men stand up against an advancing army many times their sizeI ll be honest with you My brother pushed this on me almost a year ago and I wasn t in a hurry to read it I ve read a few David Gemmell books before and it takes a special book to get me to read Tolkien esue fantasy I ve never found Gemmell s writing to be particularly goodWhile I don t find Gemmell s writing to be good he sure knows WHAT to write The story of Druss whipping the men into shape and the comradery that developes among the men is very moving In fact I choked back a couple man tears near the end Druss s commentary on what it means to be a man is inspiringDruss is like a combination of Conan the Barbarian and Clint Eastwood s character from Gran Turino You know and he knows that his last hurrah has come Druss knows his value as a Legend to the other soldiers at Dros Delnoch far outweighs his substantial prowess as a warriorThe other characters are well done as well Ulric leader of the Nadir is a multi dimensional character It would have been easy to have him be a malevolent tyrant but he s acutally fairly likeable Rek Orrin and the others also grow into their roles as the story progressesI have a lot to say but I don t want to give anything away To sum up this is the ultimate fantasy book for men and the women who appriciate them Go out and get it

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David Gemmell ↠ 3 free read free download Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Gemmell Legend author David Gemmell review × 103 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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David Gemmell ↠ 3 free read free download Ü eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ David Gemmell Legend author David Gemmell review × 103 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. There is something unambiguously alluring about last stands those situations in which a body of troops holds a defensive position in the face of overwhelming odds and against all hope for victory We all know the battle of Thermopile 480 BC when a Greek force of approximately 7000 men for seven days including three of battle held off the Persian army alleged by the ancient sources to have numbered over one million Less known but not less impressive is the Battle of Hod w between the Kingdom of Poland and the Crimean Khanate forces fought in June 1694 with four hundred hussars fighting and winning against forty thousand Tatars Now the Poles are crazy altogether as they have their own list of last stands featuring things like the Battle of Wizna in 1939 when between 350 and 720 Poles defended a fortified line for three days against than 40000 Germans Battles like these easily become legendsDavid Gemmel gives us the legend of Dross Delnoch a strong keep with six walls defended by ten thousands men of whom most are untrained volunteers about to withstand an attack of the greatest army ever assembled a horde that within twenty years had built an empire stretching across a dozen lands and five score cities And now as they march on Dross the greatest fortress ever built is waiting for the largest army in the world What a clash of giants The ingredients for a new legendOnly things are not going great in the fortress There are six walls and a town to defend while the force is less than a third of the full complement and the discipline is rotten because morale is low and fear is rife The defenders need a miracle or the Dross will fall And Dross Delnoch needs heroes Badly Think of the men here as a rusty weapon which needs a warrior s firm hand It needs to be sharpened honed prepared It s useless else Contrary to your expectations the book doesn t start in the city preparing for a siege The book opens with a coward running away from battle one Regank the Wanderer man of uncertain character and only sporadic courage In fact the actual fighting starts only halfway through the book and even though the novel is not long there is not one word wasted A great reminder to many contemporary writers that epic does not automatically euate with 600 pages That you can have 350 pages filled with action to the brimSo how does Gemmel manage to achieve it Firstly he creates a compelling set of characters And I would say the Legend is one of those novels that do not really have a main protagonist Surely invincible Druss Captain of the Axe wielding Snaga meaning the Sender the greatest warrior of the age is one of the book s main pillars but you d be very mistaken to think that the book is about him Others are eually important in the Legend from Rek a hero by necessity to Bowman a robber outlaw with principles from Virae earl s daughter to deadly Caessa whose love is as lethal as her arrows from Orrin the incompetent gan of the fortress and Hogun the grim legion general to rank and file soldiers whom we meet learn their back stories and accompany in battle There is finally the Temple of Thirty warrior priests for whom the incoming battle is the culmination of thirteen years of training They are weapon masters who seek the perfect death to counterpoint the perfect life whose bodies are the living weapons and minds fight as powerfully but whose spirits adhere to extreme pacifism I am sure that all readers interested in Eastern spirituality fill find the albino Serbitar one of the most fascinating characters in fantasy Druss is every man who has refused to uit to surrender when life offered no hope to stand aside when the alternative was to die He is a man who has shown other men there is no such thing as guaranteed defeat Secondly what Gemmel shows is that there is to battle than hacking and slashing at the incoming enemy He builds the tension surrounding the incoming class and even before the fighting starts he shows the reader that victory is not merely the uestion of military might That there is tactic and organisation to be considered the supply lines the orderlies hospitals and stretcher bearers And above all he emphasises the role of spirit He shows the whole dynamic of the battle so beautifully captured and symbolised in how each of the walls is named Firstly Eldibar which means exultation followed by Musif the wall of despair and Kania the wall of renewed hope The fourth wall is named Sumitos the wall of desperation while Valteri wall five is the wall of serenity and finally Geddon is the wall of death You will follow the defenders through these walls and through their own battles that each has to wage Because there is not one battle but many Gemmel paints dozens of tiny pictures of deeds of individual heroism passed unseen but also shows how low a human spirit can sink during wartime with treachery cowardice and denial Finally while you will find the motif of good forces with all the odds pitched against them fighting the incoming evil in other heroic fantasy books including those penned by Gemmel himself I think that the Legend is mature because it is nuanced The main theme is not the clash of light against the dark good against the evil Ulric of the Nadir is not a primitive brute but an enemy worthy of respect The Legend invites us to ponder about the human nature the mysteries of human soul that propel us to fight for lost causes and refuse to yield even if giving up seems to be the most reasonable course of action Even if the only thing we can offer is our meaningless and unnecessary death Regarding my rating I approach this book in a very similar manner to the Dragonlance Chronicles There is a lot of nostalgia factor involved The Legend gets the benefit of being a classic and so I ignore the things that under normal circumstances would bring the final verdict down by two stars view spoilermainly Ulric s purple eyes and the fact that what dies doesn t stay dead hide spoiler

  • Paperback
  • 432
  • Legend author David Gemmell
  • David Gemmell
  • English
  • 09 May 2017
  • 9781857236811