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پژواک آوای دوران

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  2,467 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
“A HUMDINGER . . . A MASTERLY TALE TOLD WITH CLARITY AND VERVE.”
The Times (London)

The Avatars are immortal and live like kings–even though the empire is dying. Their immortality is guaranteed by magic crystals whose influence is now waning, overwhelmed by the sheer power of a great flood and a sudden ice age. But when two moons appear in the sky, and the ruthless armies o
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Paperback, 508 pages
Published 2008 by کتابسرای تندیس (first published October 1st 1997)
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KostasAt
Jun 29, 2016 KostasAt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
7/10

Echoes of the Great Song is a book that, I believe, proves that even when Gemmell wrote single volume stories he could weave through them and make, once again, rich stories with great heroes. Of course the book is far from perfect but his ideas in this book is something that I really liked and is, probably, one of the biggest reasons that kept me till the end.

The Avatars, a race of gods as they believe, ruled over the world for thousands years as they had found immortality through their magi
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Ahmad Sharabiani
May 13, 2016 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it
Echoes of the Great Song, David Gemmell
عنوان: پژواک آوای درون؛ نویسنده: دیوید گمل؛
قهرمانان داستان: «تالابان» جنگجوئی دل مشغول فاجعه، «ابر سنگ» مردی از قبیله ی اسرارآمیز که در جستجوی عشق گمشده خویش نیز هست، «آنو» تک مقدس خالق زمان، «سوفارینا» دختر کشاورزی که الهام بخش اسطوره ای شد و دیگران... داستان در مورد آواتارهاست که کشف کرده اند میشود نور خورشید را در بلورهای خاصی ذخیره کرد، و با استفاده از همان بلورهاست که فناناپذیر شده، به همه جا سفر میکنند و دیگران را زیر سلطه خود نگه میدارند. سیل عظیمی
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by Ax
Sep 23, 2016 by Ax rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantastico
Specchi riflessi

Il declino degli Avatar, un popolo divino tirannico e arrogante, illuminato dalla conoscenza e che per questo si ritiene superiore a tutti, detentore di un potere magico oramai agli sgoccioli per mancanza di energia, passa attraverso la presa di coscienza e la volontà di rivalsa di altri popoli assoggettati e stanchi di essere considerati schiavi, come corpi al servizio di padroni. Ma soprattutto passa per gli Almec, una razza comparsa all'improvviso da un mondo parallelo, la cui
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Charles
Jul 26, 2010 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Gemmell was equally adept at series and at standalone novels. His imagination was giant. Highly recommended
Stephen Roddick
Aug 26, 2007 Stephen Roddick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Heroic Fantasy Lovers
Great Book.
The story of the final fall of a once great empire.


Synopsis:
The world has turned on it's ends, The poles have shifted, tipping the seas from thier bowls and changing the world forever.

With thier homeland under a glacier, and beset on all sides by barbarians, the remanents of the immortal Avatars have carved a new home. Protected only by the power of thier crystals the Avatars seek to create a new empire.

The crystals are failing and with them the Avatar's power and immortality. The Gr
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Alex
Jul 17, 2015 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a Gemmell, no doubt. The characteristic style is unmistakeable. He KNOWS how to write, and especially how to convey information and atmosphere in a few sentences. After a few pages you know the scope of empires, without info-dumping.

Unfortunately, it's far from his best book.
It felt a bit preachy to me, and more than a bit obvious. I didn't really connect with the characters, and the storyline was unsurprising, if not foreseeable.

If you don't know anything of Gemmell, you'll probably enj
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Aidan Strickland
Feb 27, 2016 Aidan Strickland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was truly a stunningly executed book. Really satisfying end (view spoiler)

David Gemmel has a way of making almost every character likable in some way. (view spoiler)
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Mike Moak
May 15, 2015 Mike Moak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Another really good book. I am slowly making my way through all of Gemmell's books. How is it I never heard of this author in his heyday? I loved the story. I loved the writing. I loved the weaving of legend. This is a stand alone book that is definitely worth a read.
Mayank Agarwal
Oct 16, 2014 Mayank Agarwal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-fiction
Another great standalone book by David Gemmell, loved the way he spins the unique world, it’s destruction to ice age and how the god like race cope with the changed world. While the flow of the book is like any other Gemmell book – a page turner the plot differs quite a lot. With the focus more on world building, unique races and their survival, the book ends up scarifying on the hero angle. Don’t get me wrong the book has many hero characters just they don’t fell as epic as what I expect from s ...more
Baldurian
Sep 03, 2016 Baldurian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, narrative
Quando ho finito questo romanzo mi sono chiesto: "Ma Gemmell non poteva allungarlo di qualche centinaio di pagine?". In effetti la fretta nello svolgersi degli eventi è l'unico appunto che mi sento di muovere a questo grande fantasy crepuscolare; per il resto l'ambientazione è meravigliosa, i personaggi sono interessanti (l'idea di un popolo di semidei sul viale del tramonto vale oro) e variegati (si va dal santone tutto spirito al guerriero con la passione per il giardinaggio e lo sbudellamento ...more
Graham
Sep 14, 2009 Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Another outstanding fantasy epic from one of the world’s greatest writers of heroic yarns. Echoes of the Great Song contains elements familiar from other Gemmell stories, and yet this is different, thought out to the finest detail, and told with passion and drama.

Gemmell pretty much mixes genres again, throwing in war, romance and mystery, but overall this is a story of adventure, with real flesh and blood heroes to guide us through the carnage.

Gemmell is fine at weaving political detail into h
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Barend
Mar 30, 2011 Barend rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of David Gemmell and his novels. His writing style is fast paced and he usually tells interesting stories with relatable characters I enjoy spending time with. Echoes of the Great Song mostly follows this trend with an enjoyable story that is grand in scale.

Unfortunately the story is not told with the flare I’ve come to expect from a David Gemmell novel and I suspect the ambition behind the story is the reason for this. Although I enjoyed the book quite a lot it does not compare
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Dark-Draco
Apr 27, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
What I love about Gemmell's books, is that they can be read as stand alone novels. Don't get me wrong, a love a good fantasy epic series, with 20 odd books and thousands of characters, but sometimes there just isn't the time to invest.

I loved the story set out here - a race of super humans, immortal through the use of crystals, using them to heal, communicate, power weapons or other devices. The arrival of a similar race from another world (our own maybe?), makes them re-evaluate exactly what it
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Charles
Mar 03, 2012 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Due to almost supernatural events life for a once vast, powerful, and intellectual nation seems to be running it's course. Soon there will be a new threat and those who still reign as near gods to the normal inhabitants are'nt to happy about it, and wont give up what they've still got without a fight. And boy are there some fights.
I realy liked this book because in many sences it was a tragedy, and a real struggle for the elite few to try and hold onto their former and glorious lifes, while thei
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Ben Emery
As always, I cannot fault Gemmell's writing. While differing greatly from the works of his that I've read previously, the story is magnificently told, and weaved together with the expertise expected of one of the greats fantasy writers in print.

While I would not rank EotGS as one of his best, the only issue I would raise with it is the description of the antagonist Almecs. I have noticed that Gemmell seems to cast hostile races in the mould of the Aztecs, and, that being all well and good, once
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Jeff
Jan 12, 2016 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is by far one of the best stories I have ever read. I think it is probably one of the top 10 sci-fi fantasy novels ever written. I loved the detail and depth of characters. I wish David would have continued this world on in a new series.
Ric Douglas
May 04, 2015 Ric Douglas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the first books by Gemmell I ever read and we'll worth the re-visiting. A seemingly clichě fantasy novel that subtly touches on some interesting socio-political views. A great read and one of Gemmell's really solid outings.
Lisa
Oct 13, 2010 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: 3 for £1 library sale
Shelves: own, 2010, fantasy
OK fantasy in which a bunch of dicks is threatened by another bunch of dicks, and must band together with the people they've been dicks to in order to save their world from utter annihilation.

Feeling rather rushed and shallow, I can imagine that if this had not been a stand-alone the reader would have been given enough time to get to know the world and the characters that fill it, but as it is instead we are in the company of a handful of stereotypes and caricatures and their thoughts, feelings
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Paul Allard
Jun 20, 2015 Paul Allard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Standard David Gemmell fare - a one-off so not part of a series. This reads well although slightly too long in the last third. The story of a civilisation trying to hold on to its power with an assortment of main characters, both heroic and interesting.
Jacq
Jan 01, 2016 Jacq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I am so glad I read this book! I read it because of a (very) forceful recommendation. I love fantasy, this didn't really seem like 'my' fantasy book. I was pretty skeptical. Holy was I ever wrong! Gemmell had me hooked after the first page. It was so different and refreshing from most of the fantasy genre I have read lately (urban fantasy). I fell in love with the characters, even the characters I disliked. I loved the use of the tribal songs at the start of each chapter, even if they contained ...more
Brad
Apr 03, 2008 Brad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brad by: Laura Gennings
This served as my introduction to David Gemmell and will not be the last book of his I pick up. The characters are memorable and the myth and magic of Echoes' world stand out in the crowd of sci-fi/fantasy. The story and action move along at a good rate and the multiple plot points come together for what promises to be a great climax. Most surprising is the manner in which one of the primary characters transitions from dispicable to admirable throughout the course of the novel. Unfortunately, t ...more
Teryl
Sep 28, 2015 Teryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Always a message. I do enjoy Gemmell. As ever, found it hard to put it down once I started reading.
Bibi
Apr 07, 2015 Bibi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Plus half a star for the pulsatillas. Minus half a star for the incessant use of the word "whore"
Amirhesam
Dec 15, 2015 Amirhesam rated it it was amazing
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Stefania
Talaban, Ro, Rael, il pazzo Viruk, Avatar: saggi, dei, egemoni, tiranni.
Sofarita, subumana che riscatta il suo popolo e apre gli occhi agli Avatar.
Cas-Coatl buffo richiamo al dio precolombiano. Almeia dea di cristallo assetata di vita e sangue.
Chi ha il potere è convinto di essere un dio e che chi non l'ha sia subumano. Chi no ha il potere odia chi ce l'ha e trama per rubarglielo. Poi arrivano gli Almec, più forti di tutti, e allora gli Avatar e i subumani si alleano.
In fondo è tutto già vis
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Imran Ali
Sep 21, 2016 Imran Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gemmell's finest standalone novel.
Robbert Stokmans
I loved this book when I was 13.
Alexandre
Pas le meilleur livre de Gemme mais tout de même divertissant dans le genre. Dans ce roman fantastique, Gemmell revisite le mythe l'Atlantide avec la force et son style habituel. Je n'ai pus m'empêcher de voir en parallèle entre ces civilisations imaginaire et les peuples Maya ou Aztèque que nous connaissons.
Des héros plein de profondeur se partagent une intrigue haletante.
Un guerrier schizophrène, une reine de cristal , une civilisation en déclin, un empire qui s'étend pour assouvir la soif de
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Paolo Tampieri
Feb 25, 2016 Paolo Tampieri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fast and epic novel
Ryan Curry
Jul 06, 2016 Ryan Curry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is absolutely incredible!! I literally couldn't put it down the entire time i was reading. Gemmell is an amazing author who surprises me every time I pick up one of his novels. Echoes of the Great Song left me dying for more, it was definitely different compared to the other Gemmell novels I've read. It reminded me of the Tide Lords series by Jennifer Fallon , which was incredible in its own right. I HIGHLY recommend this book, as well as anything by David Gemmell to a lover of fantasy ...more
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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 sel ...more
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