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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. ...more

Average rating: 4.25 · 257,239 ratings · 7,385 reviews · 82 distinct worksSimilar authors
Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)

4.27 avg rating — 29,704 ratings — published 1984 — 70 editions
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Waylander (The Drenai Saga #3)

4.28 avg rating — 19,195 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Lord of the Silver Bow (Tro...

4.34 avg rating — 13,922 ratings — published 2005 — 53 editions
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The King Beyond the Gate (T...

4.14 avg rating — 13,988 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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The First Chronicles of Dru...

4.35 avg rating — 11,300 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Sword in the Storm (The Rig...

4.28 avg rating — 11,226 ratings — published 1998 — 34 editions
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Shield of Thunder (Troy, #2)

4.37 avg rating — 10,006 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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White Wolf (The Drenai Saga...

4.29 avg rating — 9,906 ratings — published 2003 — 39 editions
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Fall of Kings (Troy, #3)

4.40 avg rating — 9,565 ratings — published 2007 — 33 editions
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Quest for Lost Heroes (The ...

4.11 avg rating — 9,377 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Knights of Dark Renown Morningstar Waylander In the Realm of the Wolf Hero in the Shadows The First Chronicles of Dru... The Legend of Deathwalker
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Quotes by David Gemmell  (?)
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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

Polls

Who is your favorite assassin character? (Fantasy)

Celaena Sardothien Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas Sarah J. Maas
 
  689 votes, 41.3%

 
  149 votes, 8.9%

Jaqen H'ghar A Song of Ice and Fire #1-4 A Game of Thrones/A Clash of Kings/A Storm of Swords/A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin
 
  90 votes, 5.4%

 
  89 votes, 5.3%

 
  86 votes, 5.1%

 
  66 votes, 4.0%

 
  61 votes, 3.7%

Durzo Blint The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks Brent Weeks
 
  43 votes, 2.6%

Artemis Entreri Servant of the Shard (Forgotten Realms Paths of Darkness, #3; The Sellswords, #1) by R.A. Salvatore R.A. Salvatore
 
  38 votes, 2.3%

Azoth/Kylar Stern The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks Brent Weeks
 
  35 votes, 2.1%

 
  30 votes, 1.8%

Gin Blanco Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Jennifer Estep
 
  27 votes, 1.6%

Surreal Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1) by Anne Bishop Anne Bishop
 
  26 votes, 1.6%

 
  24 votes, 1.4%

Vitala Salonius Assassin's Gambit (Hearts and Thrones, #1) by Amy Raby Amy Raby
 
  23 votes, 1.4%

 
  20 votes, 1.2%

Waylander Waylander (The Drenai Saga, #3) by David Gemmell David Gemmell
 
  19 votes, 1.1%

 
  18 votes, 1.1%

Vlad Taltos Jhereg (Vlad Taltos, #1) by Steven Brust Steven Brust
 
  17 votes, 1.0%

 
  17 votes, 1.0%

 
  17 votes, 1.0%

 
  16 votes, 1.0%

Chade Fallstar Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1) by Robin Hobb Robin Hobb
 
  14 votes, 0.8%

 
  11 votes, 0.7%

 
  10 votes, 0.6%

Sabina Kane Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells Jaye Wells
 
  9 votes, 0.5%

Maliha Crayne Dark Time (Mortal Path, #1) by Dakota Banks Dakota Banks
 
  8 votes, 0.5%

Roudette (The Lady of the Red Hood) Red Hood's Revenge (Princess, #3) by Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines
 
  7 votes, 0.4%

 
  6 votes, 0.4%

 
  5 votes, 0.3%

Marco Greymist Dzur (Vlad Taltos, #10) by Steven Brust Steven Brust
 
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