David Gemmell





David Gemmell

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

died
July 28, 2006

gender
male

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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: 4.15 · 102,010 ratings · 2,096 reviews · 64 distinct works · Similar authors
Legend (Drenai Saga, #1)
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 10,279 ratings — published 1984 — 38 editions
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Waylander (Drenai Saga, #3)
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 8,751 ratings — published 1986 — 30 editions
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Lord of the Silver Bow (Tro...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 5,739 ratings — published 2005 — 33 editions
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The King Beyond the Gate (D...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 5,633 ratings — published 1985 — 33 editions
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The First Chronicles of Dru...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 4,566 ratings — published 1993 — 28 editions
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White Wolf (Drenai Saga, #1...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 4,497 ratings — published 2003 — 28 editions
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Sword in the Storm (The Rig...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 4,134 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Shield of Thunder (Troy, #2)
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 3,868 ratings — published 2006 — 24 editions
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Fall of Kings (Troy, #3)
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3,594 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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The Swords of Night and Day...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 3,652 ratings — published 2013 — 25 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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4.170079033007903 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 53,775 ratings

Waylander In the Realm of the Wolf Hero in the Shadows
Waylander (3 books)
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4.183354917865176 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 14,671 ratings

Lord of the Silver Bow Shield of Thunder Fall of Kings
Troy (3 books)
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4.286851683348498 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 13,188 ratings

Sword in the Storm Midnight Falcon Ravenheart Stormrider
The Rigante (4 books)
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4.157397775466112 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 12,497 ratings

Ghost King Last Sword of Power Wolf in Shadow The Last Guardian Bloodstone
Sipstrassi (5 books)
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4.033313919627257 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 8,585 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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