Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)



Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1) He is DRUSS the Legend His skill in battle has earned him a fearsome reputation throughout the world and the stories of his life are told everywhere But the grizzled veteran has spurned a life of fame and fortune and has retreated to the solitude of his mountain lair to await his old enemy, Death.Meanwhile, barbarian hordes of the Nadir are on the march, conquering all before them All that stands before them and victory is the legendary six walled fortress of the Drenai empire, Dros Delnoch If the fortress falls, so do the Drenai Druss reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement But can even Druss live up to his own legends Held by many to be Gemmell s most iconic work, the book is considered a classic in the heroic fantasy genre. Best Download Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1) Author David Gemmell For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in 1984 He went on to write over thirty novels Best known for his debut, Legend, Gemmell s works display violence, yet also explores themes in honour, loyalty and redemption With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sel David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in 1984 He went on to write over thirty novels Best known for his debut, Legend, Gemmell s works display violence, yet also explores themes in honour, loyalty and redemption With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 345 pages
  • Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)
  • David Gemmell
  • English
  • 25 March 2017
  • 0345379063

10 thoughts on “Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)

  1. Patrick says:

    I never read any David Gemmell until I was already published And even then, he first came to my attention after someone e mailed me, saying something along the lines of, I m glad someone like you is here to carry on Gemmell s tradition now that he s dead After I got a fewe mails along a similar line, I went out and bought Legend, read it, and was terribly flattered by ...

  2. Kyle says:

    The quality of a book is generally judged by the words in it, in addition to the story It s not just what you say, how you say it also matters If not a complete counter example, Legend is a book where the rule loses its effect Legend is certainly not the best written book ever, but it is most definitely one of the best books ever written David Gemmell never finished school, since he was expelled at the age of sixteen, and the unrefined writing is apparent throughout the book He struggled The quality of a book is generally judged by the words in it, in addition to the story It s not just what you say, how you say it also matters If n...

  3. Bookwraiths says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.David Gemmell might not have invented action adventure fantasy, but he refined it, polished it up, and presented his updated version Against the Horde Legend in 1984 to a reading audience who loved every minute of it Luckily, I was one of those readers back in the 1980s this book instantly becoming one of my favorite fantasy stories for years to come But when I re read it a few weeks ago, I have to admit being concerned it would not live up to my memories Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.David Gemmell might not have invented action adventure fantasy, but he refined it, polished it up, and presented his updated version Against the Horde Legend in 1984 to a reading audience who loved every minute of it Luckily, I was one of those readers back in the 1980s this book instantly becoming one of my favorite fantasy stories for years to come But when I re read it a few weeks ago, I have to admit being concerned it would not live up to my memories my fear that all the years since its release having muted the pulse pounding, adrenaline rush and relegated another...

  4. Mayim De Vries says:

    There is something unambiguously alluring about last stands those situations in which a body of troops holds a defensive position in the face of overwhelming odds and against all hope for victory We all know the battle of Thermopile 480 BC when a Greek force of approximately 7,000 men for seven days including three of battle held off the Persian army, alleged by the ancient sou...

  5. Choko says:

    4.44 A buddy read with the Fantasy Buddy Reads Group, because we love the Epics And even though it barely reached 350 pages, this gem is a true Epic It was written in the 80 s and has some of the marks of its time, which coming from me is a complement, of course, being a product of the generation which came to age at that time I find it interesting, that the books I love most, are always somehow connected with war The authors do a great job painting the fear, loss, and horror with th 4.44 A buddy read with the Fantasy Buddy Reads Group, because we love the Epics And even though it barely reached 350 pages, this gem is a true Epic It was written in the 80 s and has some of the marks of its time, which coming from me is a complement, of course, being a product of the generation which came to age at that time I find it interesting, that the books I love most, are always somehow connected with war The authors do a great job painting the fear, loss, and horror with their words, and despite creating heroes who are shaped by the war experiences, the books are never pro war That is not to say they are anti war either However, they usually promote honor, as well as question the reasons for why humanity finds so many reasons to engage in this awful...

  6. Orient says:

    An awesome BR with Lovely Pinky and my fellow Catman, two faithful Cat holicsGet rid of your doubts Yesterday is dead Past mistakes are like smoke in the breeze What counts is tomorrow.I love epic fantasy 3 Fantasy books rarely let me down and The Legend sure didn t Opening such a book I look for a promise from the author, I want to dive into the rich, picturesque world, intriguing narrative, and of course gripping characters with true to life personalities and of course with na An awesome BR with Lovely Pinky and my fellow Catman, two faithful Cat holicsGet rid of your doubts Yesterday is dead Past mistakes are like smoke in the breeze What counts is tomorrow.I love epic fantasy 3 Fantasy books rarely let me down and The Legend sure didn t Opening such a book I look for a promise from the author, I want to dive into the rich, picturesque world, intriguing narrative, and of course gripping characters with true to life personalities and of course with names I have difficulties to pronounce D That s what I seek for in my f...

  7. Conor says:

    This was a masterclass in pulpy, old school fantasy with all that entails both good and bad The characters were fairly 1 dimensional, the world building wasn t particularly unique or inventive and the plot was fairly straight forward For most books these would be criticisms and yet for this one it s almost praise Gemmell seems e...

  8. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    A legend book Legend The Drenai Saga 1 , David GemmellLegend, published in 1984, is the first and most famous novel of British fantasy writer David Gemmell It established him as a major fantasy novelist and created the character of Druss, who would appear in several subsequent books It was also the first novel in The Drenai saga The Drenai Empire is under threat The tribal Nadir people have been united for the first time by the great warleader Ulric, who has forged a massive empire in th A legend book Legend The Drenai Saga 1 , David GemmellLegend, published in 1984, is the first and most famous novel of British fantasy writer David Gemmell It established him as a major fantasy novelist and created the character of Druss, who would appear in several subsequent books It was also the first novel in The Drenai saga The Drenai Empire is under threat The tribal Nadir people have been united for the first time by the great warleader Ulric, who has forged a massive empire in the North The Drenai leader Abalayn is trying to negotiate new treaties with ...

  9. Dan Schwent says:

    The Nadir army heads for Dros Delnoch, a keep guarding a mountain pass Druss the Legend comes out of retirement for one last battle But even with Rek the baresark and the earl of Delnoch s daughter help Druss and eleven thousand men stand up against an advancing army many times their size I ll be honest with you My brother pushed this on me almost a year ago and I wasn t in a hurry to read it I ve read a few David Gemmell books before and it takes a special book to get me to read Tolkien esq The Nadir army heads for Dros Delnoch, a keep guarding a mountain pass Druss the Legend comes out of retirement for one last battle But even with Rek the baresark and the earl of Delnoch s daughter help Druss and eleven...

  10. Apatt says:

    Druss the Legend Mightiest man of his era A killing machine, a warrior And why Because I never had the courage to be a farmer , Druss told himself When I die , he thought, everyone will mourn for Druss the Legend But who will mourn for me Now compare the above quotes with this famous line from the movie Notting HillThe fame thing isn t really real, you know I m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her Two very different kinds of story somehow conveyinDruss the Legend Mightiest man of his era A killing machine, a warrior And why Because I never had the courage to be a farmer , Druss told himself When I die , he thought, everyone will mourn for Druss the Legend But who will mourn for me N...

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