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Knights of Dark Renown by David Gemmell
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Dec 01, 2010

it was amazing
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I've returned to this book more than once. This book is about flawed people that are viewed in legend as flawless heroes. This story strongly opines that it is sometimes our weaknesses that make us strong. One man's claustrophobia saves him from losing his way, and allows him to guide others on the right path. If he were more perfect he would have fallen to the hubris that defiled his friends.

David Gemmell plays with destiny in a way that is hard not to admire. His characters often decry or try to avoid their fate. Sometimes because they feel unworthy, other times because they fear the consequences. Yet always there is something in them... Something that may not be apparent at first... That drives them into accepting their fate. For some it is skill, for others it is stubbornness, fear or individuality.

It isn't Gemmell's best book, but there aren't many better.
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