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David Gemmell


UK (1948 - 2006)

aka Ross Harding

Published in 1984, David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, has become a classic. His most recent 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, David Gemmell lived in East Sussex until his death in July 2006.

Genres: Fantasy
 
Series


 
Sipstrassi : Jon Shannow
1. Wolf in Shadow (1987)
     aka The Jerusalem Man
2. The Last Guardian (1989)
3. Bloodstone (1994)
The Complete Chronicles of the Jerusalem Man (1995)
 
Sipstrassi : Stones of Power
1. Ghost King (1988)
2. Last Sword of Power (1988)
Stones of Power (omnibus) (1992)
 
Lion of Macedon
1. Lion of Macedon (1991)
2. Dark Prince (1991)
 
 
 
Skilgannon the Damned
1. White Wolf (2003)
2. The Swords of Night and Day (2004)
 
 
Awards
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."

The Gates of Rome (2002)
(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."

Monument (2002)
Ian Graham
"The most exciting debut fantasy novel you will read this year."

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
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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