David Gemmell





David Gemmell

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
August 01, 1948

died
July 28, 2006

gender
male

genre

influences
Louis Lamour, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stan Lee


About this author

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.


Average rating: 4.17 · 123,117 ratings · 2,477 reviews · 69 distinct works · Similar authors
Legend (Drenai Saga, #1)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 12,652 ratings — published 1984 — 40 editions
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Waylander (Drenai Saga, #3)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 10,528 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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Lord of the Silver Bow (Tro...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 6,790 ratings — published 2005 — 37 editions
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The King Beyond the Gate (D...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 6,892 ratings — published 1985 — 33 editions
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The First Chronicles of Dru...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 5,511 ratings — published 1993 — 29 editions
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White Wolf (Drenai Saga, #1...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 5,287 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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Sword in the Storm (The Rig...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 5,037 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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Shield of Thunder (Troy, #2)
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 4,717 ratings — published 2006 — 28 editions
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Fall of Kings (Troy, #3)
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 4,454 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
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The Swords of Night and Day...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4,477 ratings — published 2004 — 26 editions
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More books by David Gemmell…
Legend The King Beyond the Gate Waylander Quest for Lost Heroes In the Realm of the Wolf The First Chronicles of Dru... The Legend of Deathwalker
The Drenai Saga (11 books)
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4.187000167562874 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 65,647 ratings

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Ciclo Drenai (chronological order) (11 books)
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4.183122847301952 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 64,454 ratings

Waylander In the Realm of the Wolf Hero in the Shadows
Waylander (3 books)
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4.197845359667826 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 17,822 ratings

Lord of the Silver Bow Shield of Thunder Fall of Kings
Troy (3 books)
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4.301102895099636 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 15,958 ratings

Sword in the Storm Midnight Falcon Ravenheart Stormrider
The Rigante (4 books)
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4.1768345419466435 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 15,031 ratings

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“Trust your instincts, and make judgements on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.”
David Gemmell, Fall of Kings

“Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.”
David Gemmell, Shield of Thunder

“We make choices everyday, some of them good, some of them bad. And - if we are strong enough - we live with the consequences.”
David Gemmell

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