The Great Bear will descend from the skies, and with his paw, lash at the ocean. He will devour all the works of Man. Then he will sleep for ten thousand years, and the breath of his sleep will be death.
The prophecy had come true. The world spun. Tidal waves lashed the planet, and a new ice age dawned. The few survivors of a once great empire struggled to rebuild, to hold their ground against the rising barbarian tide. Then two moons appeared in the skies, unleashing a terrible evil that threatened not only the new empire, but the survival of the world itself.
About the Author
David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, was first published in 1984 and went on to become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers. Widely regarded as the finest writer of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in Sussex until his tragic death in July 2006.
"A humdinger... a masterly tale told with clarity and verve." - The Times
"The best fantasy inspires genuine involvement. David Gemmell's novels do just that." - Interzone
“[Gemmell is] probably the finest living writer of heroic fantasy.” – Time Out London
'When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell.' - The Dark Side
'Gemmell is several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous.' - Anne McCaffrey
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 3rd September 1998
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 10.9 x 17.9 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1