druss the legend

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend. Meanwhile, Rowena has married Michanek, the leading general of the Naashanites. The battle is 20 or so years in the future. Widely regarded as the finest writer… More about David Gemmell. Mr Gemmell’s novels are the epic of epic, but you will not find an artificial sweetness in them. Druss is brought to his lowest ever, and he’s close to giving up all hope, but he is Druss.

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With his dying breath, Druss’ father tells him to fetch the family battle-axe Snagawhich was stolen by his grandfather Bardan. Jungir became Khan and had his brothers killed, siring twins with a Gothir slave woman, though he died before they were born at Bel-Azar, killed by a Gothir boy who was possessed by the spirit of Tenaka Khan. The epilogue deals with the battle in Skeln Pass. I would highly recommend it, especially if Heroic Fantasy is what you seek.

As usual, the blood-soaked action is interspersed with philosophical musings, as Gemmell explores what it means to be a hero and the nature of myth and legend.

Finishing this book gave me a book hangover, hence the five stars. Sruss wouldn’t recommend this book as an introduction to Gemmell lest new readers dismiss him for its mediocrity. At first he wastes away, but with the help of a former prisoner succeeds in regaining his strength and escaping, hhe to find that Sieben, Varsava and the archer Eskodas have mounted a rescue attempt.


Because he wills it so. Paperbackpages. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The battle is 20 or so years in the future.

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The characters are deeper than you would expect.

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Druss and his father were first portrayed as simple villagers and yet their history held a dark and bloody secret. A brilliant read and I can’t wait to read the other chronicles of Druss. While he is away from the village chopping wood, a party of slavers, led by Harib Ka and the master swordsman Collan, comes to the village and kills or enslaves everyone they find.

One who wrote from his heart. Over the years, I developed Druss’s voice in my head. Feb 20, Nathan rated it it was ok. He overcomes his fears and becomes a deadly fighter, earning a name for himself and his axe, Snaga. En route, they are attacked by pirates; and during this fight Sieben sees a demon materialise to defend Druss and comes to the conclusion that Druss is possessed.


He will devour all the works of Man. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in It is exciting, and in some ways my favorite non-siege battle in any Gemmell novel. A battle in which he faces off against the army he serves in during the rest of the book. I would highly recommend it, espec 3.

Jacob Peppers Narrated by: With the help of a warrior, Shadak, he sets off to find and save Rowena, which unleashes a chain of reactions that set Druss on a journey there would be no turning back from.

He was known as Druss. Another predictably great entry in the Drenai series.

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

A perfect combination of author and narrator! And it should be like that. This is a light, straightforward novel that follows an action-focused narrative. He’s the dude with the ax that dies a good death in the rawly power What do you get when you take a headstrong, angry, violent boy, add a dash of star-crossed lovers, a woman who calms him, vruss demon-possessed ax, some savages, a war in a foreign land, a womanizing poet, a man who loves the woman who calms the angry, violent boy, and a mystic who says that the man will live at least 46 more years?