Editions. The Winter Warriors . David Gemmell · Paperback Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army. : Winter Warriors (Drenai Tales, Book 8) (): David Gemmell: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. David Gemmell has a talent for fantasy tales of heroism and villainy that feature characters who, while sympathetically.

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Put simply, it really is utterly riveting stuff. Nathan Jones You don’t really miss anything as this book is one of the more stand alones in his drenai saga, personally I recommend reading in the order of release …more You don’t really miss anything as this book is one of the more stand alones in his drenai saga, personally I recommend reading in the order of release over timeline as I find it satisfying reading a book that then recalls a previous hero or foreshadows the future, but totally up to you.

What hopes do you hold for your future? Rob’s Blog o’ Stuff. For the prophesy to be fulfilled, spreading carnage across the world, the Demon Lord must sacrifice the third king: With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sel David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy.

The dread Kreyakin, advance guard to the demon invasion, have already passed into the world of men. He admitted that while he loved Legend, that parts of it were poorly written. I consent to receive marketing emails from Joe Vasicek. Website Changes Complete … for now 5 weeks ago. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. They become living personalities with their flaws and their character.

In this way, I think Gemmell is the antithesis of George R. Three old men, ancient heroes, discarded by the king: Jul 07, Max rated it it was amazing Shelves: Season 2 2 days ago.


It has an exciting story, characters that make you feel complex emotions, some continuity porn but not enough that you feel out of your depth and he mixes his newer theme of friendship between comrades at arms despite background differences wi Seriously, if you’re after an introduction to the way Mr Gemmell writes you really couldn’t go past this one: His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers.

He was truly a gifted writer. And no, not read Lion yet, but certainly will do so. Shiny Things Are Shiny.

Their loyalty is unquestionable, their experience invaluable, their talents almost without match. And what does that mean?

All of them have flaws and personal demons that they must do battle with. This was my first time warrriors this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed the completely new story I found here.

Gemmell uses these different perspectives to explore several ideas about love and hate, revenge and redemption – themes which, as with all his books, permeate the story. Preview — Winter Warriors by David Gemmell. Incredibly well written prose, engaging I could not put it downdynamic characters, surprising plotline.

Winter Warriors

A bittersweet albeit satisfying ending. Return to Book Page. I’m going to try and hunt down Winter Warriors next time I’m out shopping for books. Sep 03, Mayim de Vries rated it liked it. They must protect her from enemies both natural and unnatural.

Winter Warriors by David Gemmell

I don’t want to admit its over. Also in The Drenai Saga: However, as King Skanda plans to further expand his empire into Cadiahe is sending home roughly of the older men in his army, including Banelion, Nogusta, Bison and Kebra.

These small moments when there is nothing but you, nothing but the enemy, nothing at all between you and death, your actions matter.


Apr 25, Deryk Allan rated it it was amazing.

Winter Warriors (The Drenai Saga, #8) by David Gemmell

Winter Warriors was the first book of his that I read when I was younger and sparked my interest in fantasy books. Their purpose is clear, as is the prophesy: There are prophecies, evil wizards, treacherous demons, a city befouled, and lots of protagonists to follow.

However, there were so many characters flying in and out of the pages at times, that it got a little difficult to keep track of who is who – especially when you’ve got characters with names like Banelion and Bakilas, and you can’t remember which one is good and which one is bad and why.

The plot is somewhat unoriginal, however Gemmell is a masterful author and ensures the characters are well defined for some have appeared in a previous Drenai tale and the relationships between them are fraught with tension and honour.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Meanwhile, the Drenai have recently conquered Ventria and King Skanda has solidified his position by marrying Axianathe daughter of the late emperor. If I take one thing away from this book, it is that little glimmer of hope to be a better man. Although I always find it hard to choose a favorite when it comes to david gemmell. Alas, as this is the eigh Winter is coming.

This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat The final step is the sacrifice of the unborn king. It’s a legend, a myth, something written with such realisation that you believe every word.