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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
ISBN: 9780552142557 ISBN-10: 0552142557 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 448 Published: 3rd September 1998 Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 10.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1
About the Author
Born in west London during the summer of 1948, Gemmell’s was a colourful upbringing, with a childhood that culminated in expulsion from school at the age of sixteen after he was found guilty of orchestrating a gambling syndicate. In the following years he found employment as a labourer and part-time bouncer in Soho, and eventually took to working as a freelance journalist.
By the early 80’s Gemmell had been working for a number of years as a writer/editor for several south England papers, and though he put much of his free time toward writing fiction, it was not until he received a misdiagnosis of cancer – later amended – that he set about his true passion in earnest. Certain that his days were limited, the apparently doomed author-to-be completed his first book, Legend, in 1984.
Sadly, David Gemmell passed away on Friday, 28th July 2006, two weeks after heart bypass surgery.
Gemmell for me was great reading, it is Fantasy and should be different from our mundane PC world. Druss and Waylander are men that men wished they could have been. Face and defeat the enemy, never doubt and never complain about hardship.