L'ultimo eroe dei Drenai (The Drenai Saga #4)
caduto sotto lo scettro ...more
Nulla. Soltanto nuvole.
Ho scoperto che non potevo vivere sulla montagna, ma quando essa ti getta giù... oh, come desideri di tornare in vetta! Ucciderei per poterla scalare ancora...venderei la mia anima...ed è così stupido
" Quest for lost heroes", tradotto in maniera tragica come "l'ultimo eroe dei drenai", è il quarto romanzo di Gemmel in ordine di pubblicazione, il nono seguend ...more
One thing I love about Gemmell is how his stories are all self-contained. They have definite endings and you can finish one, knowing you won't have a cliffhanger forcing you to rush out and b ...more
I remember meeting the big axe wielding hero from the earlier books... so I was not completely lost. The big battle that made the guys our heroes was covered in those, but not reading them probably would not affect the reader too terribly.
As the title would imply, this book adopts a quest/journey narrative and casts a band of ageing one-were-heroes as its leads. The story is slight and the characters fill out the usual archetypes, but as usual Gemmell uses this background as a springboard for his two ...more
At this point, it seems that all of Gemmell's books (or atleast this series) are going to be fast paced, classical fantasy stories. He did change up the plot from the first two novels, as there was no main characters defending against a siege against all the odds, so that was nice.
These books remind me of the Redwall books from my childhood: Each book can be read as a stand alone, there are always descandants/relatives of characters from ...more
This one goes to the top of my Gemmell novels. He's good at writing about seemingly unlikeable chara ...more
This story fits in the time-line as a post-King Beyond the Gate time where Tenaka Khan actually succeeds in overthrowing the Drenai. It tells of a journey into Nadir territory, nominally to rescue a peasant girl, but it ends up being so much more.
There is an odd making of bed fellows where the peasant boy leading the quest for his kid-love manages to recruit a team of battle hardened warriors. T ...more
In this book however he surpasses himself with a scene of sexu ...more
C'est une histoire dure, où les héros sont dépeint de manière moins noble. Ils sont plus cyniques, vulgaires et crasseux que d'autres. Mais ils ont néanmoins eux-aussi quelque chose à ...more
The hero wants to rescue a woman who was kidnapped from his village by slavers. He's in love with her.
Along the way, he stumbles into a legendary band of former heroes (from the legendary battle of Bel-azar) who agree to help him rescue her.
A quest full of adventure, hardship, friendship, and action.
Note: The epilogue to this book w ...more
Un'ingiustizia e una donna sono la scintilla che alimenta l'orgoglio di un ragazzo, disposto a tutto pur di porvi rimedio e spinto dall'irrefrenabile forza dell'Amore — o dall'idea che di esso si è costruito. E così, aiutato da una manciata di personaggi affiancatogli dal destino, uomini alla ricerca di un riscatto personale, si imbarca in un'avventura dall'improbabile risultato.
Scritta così assomiglia alla solita Compagnia in cerca dell'oggetto di turno. In fondo lo è, ma senza ...more
It was the perfect story for a 15 year old mind curious about fantasy and looking to learn more.
"What can we do?"
Okas shrugged. "We can defend the child."
"Can we succeed?"
"No, Chareos. But when has that ever been important?"
If you've read Tolkien's The Silmarillion you might have felt the same sense of shock as I did that the epic story of Frodo, the ring and the return of the king was summarised in just a few paragraphs that gave the barest details of that mighty quest but placed it firmly in its place as an important but minor episode in the history of Middle-Earth.
Something similar happ...more
Though I did not find this particular novel to be one of his best, I enjoyed it regardless, evident in the fact I finished it so quickly. The story is fluid and interesting, and tied in well with my pre-existing knowledge of Gemmell's world.
On a more critical note, there are an uncom ...more
Le cadre change encore, et nous sommes en exclusivité en dehors des terres drenaï. Mais aucune innovation n'est constatée si ce n'est le contexte. Mais l'ensemble ne manque toujours pas de richesse.
Une intrigue sublime aux themes forts, au ...more
By today's standards, I'm not sure how this book would hold up. The gay characters are never out & out named as such, but it is very clear through several scenes that they are a couple and very much in ...more
No deixant mai de banda l'estil purament humanitzador de l'heroi, i sempre fregant les fronteres entre l'heroi o l'anti heroi... Gemmell crea la Llegenda mitjançant aquest primer volum.
Al començar tenia por de ...more