Sword in the Storm: Book One in the Rigante Series Hardcover – 1998
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In Sword in the Storm, the first book in the Rigante Series, we see Connoavar start his life and career under the watchful eye of his mentor - Ruathain. This book has shades of other classic titles from Gemmell, namely the older ones like Legend, and Waylander. Also the Stone armies are like late Romans (similar to the outlanders in Ironhand's daughter) and the Rigante are like celts or Highland clans of Scotland. Connavar is s fairly well rounded character that does his best to survive and bring freedom to the clans from the empire of Stone.Read more ›
Can't recommend this book enough. Long may David Gemmell continue writing.
As always an excellent novel packed with action.
Classic David Gemmell. Yet another of the most brilliant of fantasy writers no longer with us and greatly missed.
This is one of Gemmell's later novels, and I found it noticeable how his writing style had developed by this stage. It is such an easy, flowing read. I would never describe his books as challenging. His stories are marvellous entertainment with strong, memorable, flawed characters, painted in shades of grey, and a thought-provoking, solid moral centre. The way the characters develop over time is beautifully handled, and even those who only appear briefly leave an indelible mark, such is Gemmell's skill. You want to love them and hate them, often both at the same time. They all do what they do because they believe in it, and they all live with the regrets and consequences. Gemmell loved to kill off characters, too, and they are always treated in a believable way, high on emotion but without melodrama.Read more ›
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Simply awesome - one of Gemmell's finest Series, which really is saying something!Published 1 month ago by XXX
I've read this book more times I can count, my paper copy is almost falling apart, hence why I'm reading on my kindlePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Fast paced with characters that quickly become friends. A simple plot but very enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by Banokles
As always with David Gemmells work so hard to put down and stop reading. Amazing book and well worth a read.Published 3 months ago by adam burtenshaw
Read these years ago and gave them to our local library before moving to Cyprus. Want to read them again.Published 5 months ago by Jaycee
Fantastic read, captures the imagination and is a page turner.