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Ghost King (Sipstrassi: Stones of Power) [Paperback]

David Gemmell
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20 Oct 1988 Sipstrassi: Stones of Power

Beyond WOLF IN SHADOW to an earlier layer in David Gemmell's fantasy of the Sipstrassi Stones: rebellion and invasion plunge Britannia into the Dark Ages. Chaos and terror stalk the land, the King slain by traitors, the great Sword of Power vanished beyond the Circle of Mist.

Saxons, Angles, Jutes and Brigante tribesman mass together to destroy the realm, aided by the powers of the Witch Queen and the Lord of the Undead. Against them stands a weakling boy, and an old mountain warrior.

But the boy has the blood of kings, and the warrior is Culain, the legendary Lord of the Lance. And he alone knows the dread secret of the Witch Queen.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (20 Oct 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857236424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857236422
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Published in 1984, David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, has become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante books are all published as Bantam Press hardcovers and Corgi paperbacks. All of his novels are Sunday Times bestsellers. Now widely regarded as one of the finest writers of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in East Sussex until his death in July 2006.

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David Gemmell is several rungs above the good right into the fabulous (ANNE MCCAFFREY)

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Classic heroic fantasy from David Gemmell -the first volume of the Stones of Power sequence.

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5.0 out of 5 stars His usual sheer brilliance... 8 Sep 2000
By A Customer
David Gemmell proves himself as the best fantasy fiction writer in the world today yet again. As always, this book is enthralling, brilliant, and impossible to put down. More than the usual "Good vs Evil" fantasy fiction tales, this one makes you think, involves you in the story, forces you to form an opinion that you might not expect. A must read for all fantasy fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT NOW! 29 Jun 1999
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This book has it all and has stood the test of time. Based on history and the Arthurian legend, it has enough in it of the legend to form a framework but then departs enough to allow twists and turns and a stunning last page that makes you rush out and buy the next in the series. This is a quickly read book but that does not mean it lacks substance. Gods, immortals, witches, magic, Atlantis, Excalibur its all there and if that doesnt make you want this book know the rest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uther Pendragon as he should have been 26 Feb 2000
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Gemmel has avoided the major pitfall of the Arthur legend - that we all know the tragedy of the end. A good story, and a human hero who could give rise to some of the Arthur legends. Wonderful story-telling of course.
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4.0 out of 5 stars gemmel 25 Jun 2014
By Lynda
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The author is David Gemmell what else can I say, as always brilliant! He has never disappointed with any books
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4.0 out of 5 stars gripping 19 May 2014
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Another of the epic sipstrassi stone stories although a stand alone and an alternative view to the creation of the legendary King Arthur and his knights of the round table
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By mrogers
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Another great book by the fantastic David Gemmell. Every time I read or re-read one of his books I come away with a sense of sadness that he is no longer with us to write books and share his wonderful imagination and talent.
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1 of Gemmells best . I've always loved his work & it's a joy 2 pick up 1 of his novels
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paul, Barton, Lincs 7 July 2013
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Gemmell at his best as always, great story, read all of his stuff, if you have not descovered him yet!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Gemmell, no happy ending.
No spoilers just a nice blend of magical fantasy an legend. I love gemmell books and wasn't disappointed. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dazzstiff
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The writing is a touch clumsy, but I really enjoyed it. The pure fantasy of the Arthurian theme was epic and at the end I was thoroughly entertained.
Published 19 months ago by Stpaul
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost King
Excellent book again from Gemmell, have read practically all he has written and will now have to find other authors to read
Published 20 months ago by FrankieA
5.0 out of 5 stars David gem ell books
I started reading David gem ell books a year ago. I found the writer so good and fascinating plus exciting,not the type I would normally read. Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars you know the story.
of course its good, its gemmell, he doesn't write a bad book. if you like gemmell or if you want to introduce someone to fantasy, this; or any of his books are the one [s] to do it... Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2011 by ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost King [ stones of power ]
David Gemmell, to me is the E-Type Jag of the book world, when I read the Ghost King my world vaniches I am one of the
worrior but not the main worrior.
Published on 2 Sep 2010 by robert cowell
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, yet far from his best.
Ghost King falls between two of Gemmell's best cycles, emerging from the Drenai series and before the Rigante books. Read more
Published on 4 May 2010 by Mr. G. Battle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read !
If you enjoyed The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings or any other fantasy type novels, then you simply must give David Gemmell a chance. Read more
Published on 23 July 2009 by R. Buchan
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