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Sword in the Storm By David Gemmell Sword in the Storm Fierce and proud the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands worshiping the gods of air and water and the spirits of the earth Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate Born of t

  • Title: Sword in the Storm
  • Author: David Gemmell
  • ISBN: 9780345432346
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sword in the Storm By David Gemmell Fierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate Born of the storm that slew his father, he is Connavar, and tales of his courage spread like wildfire The Seidh a magical race as old as time take note of the young warrior and cFierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth Among them lives a warrior who bears the mark of fate Born of the storm that slew his father, he is Connavar, and tales of his courage spread like wildfire The Seidh a magical race as old as time take note of the young warrior and cast a malignant shadow across his life For soon a merciless army will cross the water, destroying forever the timeless rhythms of life among the Rigante.Swearing to protect his people, Connavar embarks on a quest that will take him into the heart of the enemy Along the way, he receives a gift a sword as powerful and deadly as the Seidh who forged it Thus he receives a name that will strike fear into the hearts of friend and foe alike a name proclaiming a glorious and bitter destiny Demonblade.
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    1. David Gemmell

      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.

    906 thoughts on “Sword in the Storm”

    1. Probably my favourite yes I can spell, I m English laughing Gemmell In fact, definately in my top 3 reads of all time Gemmell s ability to draw an intense and gripping story through the ability to make his character s human was the best I ve ever come across All his heroes had their flaws or weaknesses, with most of his villains having a side that showed them as not too far removed from most or even holding some great skill beyond ours I don t rate all of Gemmell s books though I ve read them al [...]


    2. Fairly typical fantasy world, but far better done than most A lot of thoughtful comments twisty situations leading to a variety of fates The characters were really well done As much as I like them, they can make some really bad decisions, but they re very believable bad decisions A lot of thought went into this yet it reads quickly easily That is the best part This isn t just a simple story, yet it reads like one I m not sure how he manages to do that, but I m hooked.I probably had an iZombie se [...]


    3. At what point do you condemn a hero This seems to be the overall theme in Sword in the Storm, the third novel I ve read by David Gemmell The first was Legend, the other one of the Troy series In all three, we have legendary warriors, towering men who can stand at the center of a battle and survive through sheer skill and will Yet of the three main heroes, Sword in the Storm seems to have the most failings, not in just his character, but in the way he is told.In Legend, we have Druss He s old, ti [...]


    4. Gemmell may be a great storyteller, but there are parts of the story that I didn t care for Way too many pages that I had to skip over due to sexual content Let s just say, Too much information


    5. Abandoned at 70%.It s not a bad book, but there s nothing really gripping about the story and I m tired of reading mediocre and unoriginal fantasy.



    6. Well, this is what I ve come to expect from Gemmell A classic story of struggle and heroism well told A world that has parallels to historical settings with a bit of mysticism discreetly blended in A protagonist who is an ass kicking ass kicker who proves beyond a doubt that he can kick some ass And this is where I get off the boat Maybe I m old and cynical Maybe I think too much and feel too little Maybe I m too far removed from my 16 year old self But I just can t buy into this kind of over th [...]


    7. An epic tale of undying love, heroic courage and ultimate sacrifice that is breathtakingly beautiful and uniquely imaginative David Gemmell is one of Britain s greatest storytellers whose inspired imaginative ideas and clever creativity merge together strong themes within a fantasy setting that is astonishing Whether you are an avid reader of the fantasy genre or simply someone who delights in powerful, affecting prose this author whose accomplished ability and remarkable depth of meaning that r [...]


    8. 5 Stars The Sword in the Storm, book one of the Rigante series by David Gemmell David Gemmell has been in my to read queue for than 30 years I know that the Drenai series is his most popular one starting with Legend, however the description of this one had me from the start This is a classic sword and sorcery series that is every bit epic in sense and scope Magic plays a role here but is not the star.I really enjoyed pretty much everything about this book Gemmell gave us great characters, great [...]


    9. If I ever forget what good storytelling is, then I can safely turn to David Gemmell for a sterling reminder Sword in the Storm exhibits all the traits that made me love his style have read Troy series, Lion of Macedon series, Stones of Power series and in particular the very real feeling portrayal of Connovar, the flawed hero Every character has a touch of this, no archetypal villains or infallible good guys in this story, and the people of the Roman Kelt like world only become tainted as good o [...]


    10. 4 Stars may be a little generous but how can I reduce it when I found myself shouting at the characters No Don t do it just before they committed an act that will have terrible consequences Most books don t get you so involved with the players An excellent story but a very flawed hero figure.


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    12. Gemmell s books are always hard to review, because it s hard to explain why they re great This one in particular is tricky, looking back at the plot it seems like it should have been at least a bit boring yet it was captivating and utterly enjoyable After some thought I believe there are two main reasons for that First there is Gemmell s way of writing in a simple no nonsense way which holds your attention completely It actually reminds me of the writing of A Game Of Thrones Second there is how [...]


    13. 3 STARS I LIKED ITThis was a good story It spans many years so there are jumps in time which keeps things from bogging down The writing is good but very simple, there wasn t a lot of complexity to the technical aspect of the writing but the story was still well thought out and fully developed Connavar, the MC, is an interesting character He s a good guy with heroic and honorable tendencies and yet he does some awful deeds He struggles with who he is and what he needs to do Again, good story but [...]


    14. I don t know how to begin this review as I was very disappointed A man character should have a flaw or two to keep him interesting, but this one has way too many A couple of times a passage of time took place and the reader was not informed then you have to work out how long during the conversations All you know is a war is coming and only one person thinks to prepare There was no real story to build up to and once the big war took place it was finished so quickly the reader barely noticed I wil [...]


    15. This is the first book in the Rigante series, which introduces us to Connavar, a hero in the classic mold The setting is a recognizable but altered Europe and Great Britain, with substitutes for Kelts, Vikings, and various Germanic tribes, as well as an alternate Roman empire This first book takes Connavar from childhood into early adulthood, and to a leadership role among his people, the Rigante Excellent character development, excellent action and battle scenes, and a compelling story line, of [...]



    16. I finished this book non audio, actually using my eyes in roughly 2 3 days It brought me from tears, to fears, and back again I was unable to put it down If i could re live but one day in my life, it would be the day that I read of our dear Conn, going off the rails and killingeveryoneok 1, parting is such sweet sorrow, but i am much looking forward to the next book, the Midnight Falcon, which coincidentally is my spirit animal I am the night.


    17. I loved this book maybe not as much as Legend but quite a lot still While legend finished in one volume, the story in this continues onward in further volumes For a long time I myself felt out of place in the world and it was this olden time of swords and shields of honor and valor and champions that fascinated me, now I am rooted but still my mind and heart hearkens to these places and cultures of old like the Rigante


    18. This book of David Gemmell s is a slower read than his usual fairly action packed books I guess that s because it s part of a four book series and he s building the characters as they age.I enjoyed the story of Connaver, his strengths, his flaws I like the mix of characters, the Rigante, the battles and ultimately Connaver himself He s a bit of a sad story but ever learning and changing which I like I m looking forward to the next part of the tale.


    19. In a terrible storm that doomed his father, the young babe Connavar was born His father died running from battle, and he vowed never to be a coward, never to betray his friends He grows in strength and skill, but is also impulsive and quick to anger But this must be tempered if he can save his people from the terrible armies that one day will attack the tribes of the Rigante return return This is a damn fine fantasy book Unlike most in the heroic fantasy sub genre, this book is set at the end of [...]



    20. Gemmell has a way of writing about heroes that brings new life into the genre for me I love how he seems to pack so much into so few pages By 2 3rds of the book I am wondering how so much has happened already Not a page wasted His characters come off the page and into the story and leave a lasting impression, even after they have died and many of his heroes will die He makes courage and honor something real to me His characters are terribly flawed and their actions have consequences, usually not [...]


    21. This book definitely deserved the five star rating I have given it Gemmell really knows how to enchant the reader and bring them into the story It s been awhile since I ve gotten that magical feeling of being swept away from reality and stepping foot into a new realm Gemmell also does a really good job of portraying human emotions All too often, I scratch my head when reading a book thinking to myself that some characters do the most ridiculous things for absolutely no reason Well with Gemmell, [...]


    22. Well written I liked the main character and thought his motivations and experiences were compelling I liked the culture and the interesting fantasy world stayed up till 3 am reading.However, I have two beefs with the book The first was that several scenes had way detail about sexual encounters than I wanted I was able to skip over these for the most part, and I was prepared to forgive the author since the book was so well done in other ways.Unfortunately, near the end, the main character makes [...]


    23. I was loaned the Ravenheart series by a good friend and read it during a summer camping trip to a state forest one of those trips that the extended family goes on and spends a week at a 4 campsites with tents and picnic tables I was surprised that I d never heard of Gemmell at the time, but really loved his storytelling For the past 4 years, I bring the four Rigante books Ravenheart, Midnight Falcon, Stormrider and Sword in the Storm with me for this annual trip and have a great time rereading t [...]


    24. I loved this book so much I started writing a screen play for it, and even got about half way through before I had to shelf it I was in university at the time, but I will return to the time where I will pick up this tale of the man who inherits the sword in the storm The young boy born of a lightning storm like Nikola Tesla, who will grow to become a great King This is book 1 of 4, and starts an amazing saga of family, fortune, fable, and fantasy amidst a myriad of fantastic characters with beau [...]


    25. This beautifully crafted fantasy tale is a true example of David Gemmell at his finest I know I know I am running the risk of entering the realm of uber geekdom, but in our current political and social atmosphere which promote lies as truth, scandal as honor and bigotry as acceptable how could I not find respite in tales where men live by their word, where honor is something done not said and where the greater good extends beyond your own back yard


    26. This book was definitely a new genre for me and if I m honest I didn t really expect to like it all that much my boyfriend lent it to me so I felt obligated to read it but wow was I gripped This book has everything, sword fights, magic, romance, a bear The only reason I rated it down at all is because I did find the preparation for battle parts a little long winded.


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