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White Knight, Black Swan by Ross Harding
White Knight, Black Swan by Ross Harding
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare find ...., 25 April 2004
Not many people know that this is a very rare novel by David Gemmellwritten under the pseudonym "Ross Harding". Most die-hard Gemmell fans dobut trying to get hold of this book is another matter. I was lucky enoughto meet Mr Gemmell recently and found out that this book was originallywritten for TV and was based loosely around events and characters inGemmell's life when he was growing up. Anyway - that said, the book isexcellent and I was unable to put it down once I started it (despitenormally only reading fantasy novels). The main character in this (BimboJardine) works for a protection racketeer and when he tries to help afriend, ends up on the wrong side of him. The tale that ensues is… Read more
Morningstar by David Gemmell
Morningstar by David Gemmell
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The first few pages of this book grated on me a little bit as it is written as though one of the main characters (Owen Odell) is telling you a story. Thankfully, it isn't like this the whole way through as the story itself is first class. Gemmell has a knack of really bringing his characters to life and it's very easy to get so swept along in the story, that you lose track of time. This is an excellent book but if you are new to David Gemmell, I would recommend reading either Legend or Knights of Dark Renown first.
Knights of Dark Renown by David Gemmell
Knights of Dark Renown by David Gemmell
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I have just finished reading this book for the fifth time! As a massive Gemmell fan, I have read each and everyone of David Gemmell's books and whilst ALL of them are excellent, Knights of Dark Renown has to be my favourite. It's a real epic heroic fantasy tale with a great twist in it. From the outset, when you are introduced to the Knights of the Gabala, (champions of good in the Nine Duchies), you are swept along by Gemmell's superbly descriptive narrative and he has a real knack for making his characters lifelike and believable. Despite having read this book four times previously, I still found myself unable to put the book down which is excellent testimony to this superb book. Despite… Read more