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Winter Warriors

(1997)
(The eighth book in the Drenai series)
A novel by

 
 
David Gemmell has a talent for fantasy tales of heroism and villainy that feature characters who, while sympathetically flawed, are almost superhumanly good at what they do. Often these people are warriors: finely drawn, emotionally complex, and struggling with their individual human challenges against the backdrop of epic events.

The heroic figures here are three Drenai soldiers, Nogusta, Bison, and Kebra, whose services have been rejected by their king because they are no longer young. However, while these old friends might be a tad past their best, they are still very good indeed, and when they are called upon to protect the infant heir to the throne, the little prince could not be in better hands. In the midst of flight and eventual, desperate battle against the forces of the demon lord Anharat, they fight not only a human army and a band of demon riders bent on the heir's death but their own doubts about their ability and worth. Gemmell is particularly deft at describing fine gradations of the friendship between the three men, including the subtleties of liking, of loving, and of the different strengths that come with age. 'Winter Warriors' is both a fast-paced fantasy adventure and a powerful story of living and dying well

Genre: Fantasy    

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Hardback Editions

April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Winter Warriors
Author(s): David Gemmell
ISBN: 0-593-03712-X / 978-0-593-03712-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Winter Warriors (Drenai Tales, Book 8)
Author(s): David Gemmell
ISBN: 0-345-43230-4 / 978-0-345-43230-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Winter Warriors
Author(s): David Gemmell
ISBN: 0-552-14254-9 / 978-0-552-14254-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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April 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Winter Warriors
Author(s): David Gemmell
ISBN: 0-593-04068-6 / 978-0-593-04068-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Waylander II: In The Realm of the Wolf
Author(s): David Gemmell
ISBN: 1-85723-581-9 / 978-1-85723-581-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Winter Warriors: Drenai, Book 8
Author(s): David Gemmell
Publisher: Orion
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Winter Warriors: Drenai, Book 8
Author(s): David Gemmell
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Winter Warriors: Drenai, Book 8
Author(s): David Gemmell
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Winter Warriors (Drenai Book 8)
Author(s): David Gemmell
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Winter Warriors (Drenai Book 10)
Author(s): David Gemmell
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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