David Gemmell


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

Died
July 28, 2006

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


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: 4.23 · 214,559 ratings · 5,281 reviews · 103 distinct worksSimilar authors
Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)

4.26 avg rating — 24,542 ratings — published 1984 — 65 editions
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Waylander (The Drenai Saga #3)

4.27 avg rating — 16,774 ratings — published 1986 — 45 editions
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Lord of the Silver Bow (Tro...

4.31 avg rating — 11,443 ratings — published 2005 — 48 editions
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The King Beyond the Gate (T...

4.13 avg rating — 11,842 ratings — published 1985 — 45 editions
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The First Chronicles of Dru...

4.33 avg rating — 9,596 ratings — published 1993 — 35 editions
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Sword in the Storm (The Rig...

4.26 avg rating — 9,086 ratings — published 1998 — 28 editions
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White Wolf (The Drenai Saga...

4.26 avg rating — 8,386 ratings — published 2003 — 36 editions
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Shield of Thunder (Troy, #2)

4.36 avg rating — 8,229 ratings — published 2006 — 34 editions
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Fall of Kings (Troy, #3)

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4.38 avg rating — 7,870 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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Quest for Lost Heroes (The ...

4.08 avg rating — 7,973 ratings — published 1990 — 34 editions
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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.”
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“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

Polls

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  26 votes, 1.7%

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  25 votes, 1.7%

 
  24 votes, 1.6%

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  23 votes, 1.5%

 
  20 votes, 1.3%

 
  19 votes, 1.3%

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  18 votes, 1.2%

 
  16 votes, 1.1%

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