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Author:
David Gemmell
ISBN13:
978-0593044568
ISBN:
0593044568
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Bantam Press; New Ed edition (2003)
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White Wolf by David Gemmell is yet another book in the Drenai Tales. As I mentioned above, this is one of the best Gemmell books I have read.

White Wolf by David Gemmell is yet another book in the Drenai Tales. While this is billed as another book about Druss the Legend, however, the reader will quickly realize that while this book may have Druss in it a new character steals the show. If you are even remotely considering this book, or series, do yourself a favor and check them out.

Other Books by David Gemmell. Damalon curled his hand around one of the ivory handles, then pulled upon it. White Wolf is dedicated with love to Linda, Karl, Kate, Jade, and Andrew, for the joy of the barbecue, and the gift of family. And also to two men I have never met, Ken and Malcolm, the Gemmell brothers. Nothing happened. Press the ruby stud on the hilt, said Skilgannon.

Book of the Damned is a supplement for Vampire: The Masquerade detailing the politics, secrets, and intrigue of the clans of the Kindred. From the White Wolf catalog: A Beast I Am, Lest a Beast I Become.

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The Damned - Book 1 White Wolf. Caphas had picked the spot with care, in a hollow away from the road, so that his fire would not be seen. Although the civil war was now ended, so great had been the losses on both sides that there were few troops left to patrol the wildlands, where renegades and deserters looted and stole.

His latest Sam Vimes book - there are eight in this Discworld crime series and I love them all, but for my money Snuff is one of the . uk: David Gemmell: Books.

His latest Sam Vimes book - there are eight in this Discworld crime series and I love them all, but for my money Snuff is one of the best. Washington Post Book World)"- Provided by publisher. Winter Warriors (Drenai Tales, Book 8) David Gemmell 034543345432308 Winged demons gather, silent and unseen, above the city of Usa, their talons long and sharp.

One for the Gemmell-fans. White Wolf is an addictively entertaining, fast paced pragmatic story that drags you through the pages. White Wolf Skilgannon the Damned: Book 1 . David Gemmell has been one of my favourites since I’ve started upon fantasy. After Tolkien I stubbornly disliked any book I read until came across Legend from Gemmell. Gemmell's combat scenes are with a timing and convincing quality that I’ve rarely read by any other author. Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history.

Concerning various types of anomalous phenomena including UFOs, strange falls of both organic and inorganic materials from the sky, odd weather patterns, the possible existence of creatures generally believed to be mythological, disappearances of people, and many other phenomena, the book is considered to be the first of the specific topic of anomalistics. A procession of the damned.

White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell's most popular hero of all, Druss . In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East - Skilgannon is back.

White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell's most popular hero of all, Druss the Legend. No-one knew where he had gone, following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, and the assasins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Now he must travel across a perilous, demon-haunted realm seeking a mysterious temple and the ageless goddess who rules it.

White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell’s most popular hero of all, Druss the Legend. Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history

White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell’s most popular hero of all, Druss the Legend. Three years later, a murderous mob gathers outside a monastery, faced by a single, unarmed priest.

  • White Wolf is the best of the Druss books. I am reading the Drenai series according to the internal chronological order as outlined in the gemmellaward.com list, into which David Gemmell had input before his passing. This is one of the last books he wrote. In my opinion his best books are the first two of the Rigante series, Sword In The Storm and it's sequel Midnight Falcon. Then this book, which is even better than the great Waylander trilogy books.

    This book is quite complex with many story arcs and is full of information on the Drenai saga, with richly developed characters and a lot of action. Druss as an old man is so much more complicated than his younger self, and does not take himself seriously at all, always being self-deprecating and humorous. Skilgannon is a remarkable character and his friendship with Druss is a match
    made in epic military fantasy heaven. The two best fighters working together, you can't beat that.

  • Skilgannon the Damned was raised by his soldier of a father to be a great warrior, and succeeded beyond expectations. He became the fiercest champion and, for a time, lover of the all-conquering Witch Queen. However love and politics make for odd bedfellows, all the more in times of war, and soon Skilgannon abandons rank and privilege to find redemption in a monastic life, causing the ire of his liege and lover. He is soon drawn from his religious sanctuary to deal, as only he can, with a threat to his fellow monks. Sent on a mission to the capital city of Mellicane, he crosses paths with Druss the Legend and a band of unlikely heroes. Together they are drawn into the treacherous and bloody affairs of state and witchcraft as their quest to rescue a forlorn child throws them into a maelstrom that merges past and present, individual destinies and the fate of nations, and the burden of guilt with the hope of redemption.
    The author has created an interesting character in Skilgannon, a skilled swordsman and brilliant tactician tortured and driven by his past, and a great setting for his meandering epic across a country beset by political turmoil and military defeats. The younger Skilgannon, with his mind as sharp and cool as his blade, stands in great contrast to the older Druss, an elemental force moved by instinct and raw power.

  • White Wolf by David Gemmell is yet another book in the Drenai Tales. While this is billed as another book about Druss the Legend, however, the reader will quickly realize that while this book may have Druss in it a new character steals the show. This character is known as Skilgannon and became a favorite of mine from the first scene. For readers who are thinking of reading this book, I would strongly suggest going back and starting where this saga first started, that would be the novel simply titled Legend (Drenai Tales, Book 1). It's a great book and adds so much to this story in the long run. With that said, this book is a stand alone novel and previous books don't need to be read first, but if you want the full effect of the story and what Mr. Gemmell intended.

    The plot of this book, at least on the immediate surface, is rather simplistic and linear. That being the need to rescue a child who is in the clutches of an evil omnipotent `bad guy'. It's a rather clichéd plot line, but Mr. Gemmell writes it in such a way that it seems new and fresh. The beauty of this book this book, and Mr. Gemmell's work as a whole, is how he weaves the numerous sub-plots into the novel. At times, the sub-plots, are written so well that they seem to be the main story arc. There are really numerous sub-plots in this book; there is one involving two brothers, there is one involving a past love interest of Skilgannon, there is also one involving finding a temple that has been lost (or hidden) for ages - all of this while still carrying on the main story. I have read at least 13 books penned by Mr. Gemmell, and I think this may be the strongest plot of any of his books, save the first two Rigante books, yet. I think most fans of the fantasy genre will enjoy this book.

    No matter how good a plot is, the characters are what ultimately readers will identify with. This novel has no shortage of great characters. Characters such as Druss, Skilgannon, to the more minor characters. The draw I had to the characters in this book is several things. They all have shades of grey, they are not all good, all powerful, in nature. Also, they have flaws, they are not perfect. They don't have all the answers, and one thing I like the most, is there are not those `ah ha' moments where the characters finally realize what needs to happen and what they need to do. Mr. Gemmell has a real knack for bringing the human element to his characters. He mixes in pieces of the characters back stories just enough to flesh them out, without it being an information dumb and detract from the characters.

    Mr. Gemmell's prose and flow of his writing really fits well with what I enjoy reading. He is descriptive in his writing just enough so the reader can begin to imagine the scene but not enough to where he tells the reader exactly what the scene looks like. That is one thing I enjoy about his writing, I am still able to visualize things how I want. His writing has a flow to it that I think will allow most readers to forget time and realize they have knocked off 100 (or more) pages at a time.

    Overall, aside from the first two Rigante books, this is the best Gemmell book I have read thus far. He has come a long way in his writing. I will be sure to continue reading this saga. This is a novel, and a series really, that I would not hesitate to recommend to most fantasy fans. Gemmell has a way with writing stories that I think will touch many a reader. This book was truly a joy to read.

    The only minor criticism I have with this book is there are a couple fight scenes where Mr. Gemmell repeats things. While not wholly `bad' it does, at times, become redundant. It's not a huge deal and certainly does not taint the story at all, but it's something I noticed.

    As I mentioned above, this is one of the best Gemmell books I have read. It ranks up there as one of my personal favorites in the fantasy genre as well. If you are even remotely considering this book, or series, do yourself a favor and check them out. You never know what you will find. For those that don't know, Mr. Gemmell passed away in November, 2006. He will truly be missed by the fantasy community.

  • David Gemmell's new novel 'White Wolf' is a great read. Although marketed as a Druss novel, Druss is a secondary character in this morality play. Skilgannon is the real star of this novel; a deadly young warrior with a twisted past. As in all of the David Gemmell novels, Skilgannon is a damaged and in many ways morally corrupt individual reminiscent of the early Clint Eastwood, 'Man with No Name' characters.
    As is all of Gemmell's work, the writing is sharp and the dialogue clean and clear. Gemmell's real gift however, lies in his utterly human, 3-dimensional characters. Interestingly, the author explains (via his characters dialogue) how a warrior must think in black and white terms; wrong and a right; good and evil. Gemmell's characters are none of those things. They are all wonderfully filled with shades of gray, just like all of us.
    'White Wolf' and all of it's new characters are a wonderful addition to the continuing Drenai saga. I for one would like to see more of Skilgannon. Although complete in and of itself, this novel begs to be followed with more stories of Skilgannon.