Druss, Captain of the Axe, was the stuff of legends. But even as the stories grew in the telling, Druss himself grew older. He turned his back on his own legend and retreated to a mountain lair to await his old enemy, death. Meanwhile, barbarian hordes were on the march. Nothing could stand in... show more
Druss, Captain of the Axe, was the stuff of legends. But even as the stories grew in the telling, Druss himself grew older. He turned his back on his own legend and retreated to a mountain lair to await his old enemy, death. Meanwhile, barbarian hordes were on the march. Nothing could stand in their way. Druss reluctantly agreed to come out of retirement. But could even Druss live up to his own legends?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1994-10-01
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 345
Edition language: English
Series: The Drenai Saga (#1)
Maybe if I didn't have so many other books to read, I'd settle down with this as it seems a generic fantasy tale about men and their staffs. Er, penises. Er, swords. But I'm sure there must be better stories told, with better characters and better writing.
Easy to see why it's considered one of the classics of the genre. Exciting, well-written, classy and not overdone action scenes in general, and interesting characters. The fact that every character is a realistic and relatable human really helps, and the juxtaposition of narrating Druss as a main ch...
*Warning: small spoilers herein*This book has been on my “to be read” pile for a very long time. I read it mostly to do a vampire cleanse. And, because it was the *only* book on my TBR pile that garnered ONLY positive reviews from my friends. Also, because in my digital sample, Rek fascinated me. To...
I won't do a full review for Legend because I don't think I would do it any justice.Legend is the embodiment of what heroic fantasy should be. Courage in the face of incredible odds. Loyalty, honor, love, friendship, strength, Gemmell shows all of these and how they are affected by fear.(brief langu...
The Drenai Empire (good guys) is threatened by barbarian horde from Nadir (not-so-good guys) where a leader emerged who managed to unite almost all the tribes and wants to conquer his neighbors. The neighbors are not prepared: they have small army and not enough competent commanders. The first fortr...
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