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Sword in the Storm : (The Rigante Book 1) - David Gemmell

Sword in the Storm

(The Rigante Book 1)

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1999
ISBN: 9780552142564
Number Of Pages: 480

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Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition.

Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people. In this latest tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, from the master of the genre, Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic.

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.


" Beguiling read ! "


Every now and again a book comes along that draws one so deeply into its storyline that the immensity of the authors vision and skill spill out over the pages and pervades the readers life. Sword in the Storm is such a novel. The 'fantasy' world and its engaging characters created by David Gemmell is so well developed that it feels more like an historical narration of real world events. I finised reading this book many weeks ago yet I am still relishing the story and continue to relive pivotal moments from this magnificent tale of heroic fantasy.

Jackeys Marsh


Sword in the Storm

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"'Gemmell is several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous'" -- Anne McCaffrey "'The best fantasy inspires genuine involvement. David Gemmell's novels do just that'" Interzone

ISBN: 9780552142564
ISBN-10: 0552142565
Series: The Rigante
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 3rd June 1999
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.8  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

David Gemmell

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.

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