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David Gemmell

UK flag (1948 - 2006)

aka Ross Harding

Published in 1984, David Gemmell's first novel, Legend, has become a classic. His Drenai and Rigante books are all published as Bantam Press hardcovers and Corgi paperbacks. All of his novels are Sunday Times bestsellers. Now widely regarded as one of the finest writers of heroic fantasy, he lived in East Sussex until his death in July 2006.

Genres: Fantasy, Mystery
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Bloodstone

David Gemmell recommends
The Forging of the Shadows (1996)
(Lightbringer, book 1)
Oliver Johnson
"Great heroes, terrible enemies, powerful magic - and two more novels to come! Who could ask for more?"
Children of the Shaman (2001)
(Mir: Shamanworld, book 1)
Jessica Rydill
"Haunting and elegant, this is a masterful first novel. An enchanting story blessed with genuine magic."
Monument (2002)
Ian Graham
"The most exciting debut fantasy novel you will read this year."
The Gates of Rome (2003)
(Emperor, book 1)
Conn Iggulden
"A rich and compelling novel that draws the reader into an extraordinary time and the life of an extraordinary man."
Quicksilver Rising (2003)
(Quicksilver, book 1)
Stan Nicholls
"Quicksilver Rising is brilliantly conceived and beautifully constructed. From the first gripping action scene it had me hooked. Nicholls' Orcs series was exciting and action packed, but Quicksilver Rising has all the in gredients to become a classic of the genre."
Demonstorm (2004)
(Legends of the Raven, book 3)
James Barclay
"Barclay writes with power, pace and a wonderful sense of humour. Better than that, he vreates novels you want to read again and again."
Swarmthief's Dance (2005)
(Swarmthief, book 1)
Deborah J Miller
"The most enchanting novel I've read in a long, long time."

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