David Andrew Gemmell was a British author of heroic fantasy, best known for his debut novel, Legend. A former journalist and. Buy The Sword in the Storm (Rigante) Reissue by David Gemmell (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Just wondering if anyone can help me i just finished reading my first David Gemmell book (Sword in the Storm), i enjoyed it so much i read the.

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Joined Jan 6, Messages 2. Thus he receives a name grmmell will strike fear into the hearts of friend and foe alike–a name proclaiming a glorious and bitter destiny.

The Rigante Series

Jan 04, Riki Strydom rated it it was ok Shelves: Thread starter Waldo Start date Jan 6, Tags david gemmell. Retrieved 24 November This is the first book in the Rigante series, which introduces us to Connavar, a hero in the classic mold.

One glorious spark, one moment of Rigante rebellion has ignited a revolution and forged a legend.

Nothing like Sword in the Storm. There are many jumps in perspective, sometimes to characters we only see once or who are very minor parts of the story, which feels a bit pointless.

My recollection isn’t very accurate as I felt that ‘nothing was happening’ which on a reread doesn’t seem to be true. He makes courage and honor something real to me.

He’s got the looks, the brains, the charisma, and the fighting skill. If i could re-live but one day in my life, it grmmell be the day dzvid I read of our dear Conn, going off the rails and killing Gemmell’s books have sold more than one million copies.


In this, though, he seems almost at peace about them.

Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1) by David Gemmell

Fast-paced action, dramatically intense plot twists and substantial, meaningful tales make this book a real page-turner that is quite different to anything else you will have encountered.

There is a lot of stuff about his burdens and how he doesn’t feel like a hero.

I’m okay with a protagonist being a skilled, even a great fighter. Accelerating through a life davld is fine, but launching straight into it without warning is frustrating. Sep 25, Search rated it it was amazing Shelves: A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in Even as that terrible time draws near, another story is told.

Sword in the Storm

Waldo, they are all good and most of the people here like Gemmells works, ok he has written 1 or 2 literally below average novels, but Gemmell writing bad is like some other authors really writing well.

I have just brought the 2nd book Midnight Falcon at least i think this is the 2nd book, i started reading and i notice that 18 years had elapsed, i was just wondering if anyone can tell me if this is actually the right book, because i would have thought that the fight with the Stone Army would have been in a book and also Conns rise to high king, Maybe i have just made a mistake and started reading the wrong book.


Even if he only skims over a character for a few chapters, you are left with the sense of actually “knowing” who that person was, and feeling glad for it somehow. David Gemmell Rigante Series. To the fox, he just had a meal to sustain his life. Find other titles in Epic Fantasy.

After one incident, he swears that he will never be the same again, and always remember that lesson. He’s a bit of a sad story but ever learning and changing which I like.

The Rigante Series by David Gemmell

Try reading the Troy series, it’s complete after he died at least it was finished off by his wife who apparently helped him a lot with his other books. Aug 07, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dealing with the death of a friend? To ask other readers questions about Sword davod the Stormplease sign up. Archived from the original on 15 December For a long time I myself felt out of place in the world dafid it was this olden time of swords and shields of honor and valor and champions that fascinated me, now I am more rooted but still my mind and heart hearkens to these places and cultures of old like the Rigante.