Editions. The Winter Warriors . David Gemmell · Paperback Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army. : Winter Warriors (Drenai Tales, Book 8) (): David Gemmell: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. David Gemmell has a talent for fantasy tales of heroism and villainy that feature characters who, while sympathetically.

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Winter Warriorsfirst published inis a fantasy novel written by David Gemmell. Dec 19, Warriord Goros rated it it was amazing. Looking forward to reading more of Gemmell’s work.

Would I have gotten more out of this book if I had read the previous Drenai stories? For this, he must ritually sacrifice three kings. D-Man – I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!

Two of the kings are already dead. The story line is strong and some of the characters wwinter their way into you witer. Stay in Touch Sign up. Articles to be expanded from December All articles to be expanded Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction from December All articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction Articles with topics of unclear notability from December All articles with topics of unclear notability Book articles with topics of unclear notability Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

Dagorian – A young Drenai officer who gave up his ambition to become a priest following the death of his father. They’re believable, they’re human.

Season 2 2 days ago. However, Gemmell’s publisher allegedly persuaded him to change the novel’s setting on the basis that the book would achieve greater warirors if it could be marketed as a Drenai novel.

Meanwhile, the Drenai have recently conquered Ventria and King Skanda has solidified his position by marrying Axianathe daughter of the late emperor.

Next Post Next post: Thanks for posting this appreciation piece! The fate of empires rests on their fading skills as they journey through a tormented world on a perilous quest to save the unborn king.


When Emperor Skanda disbands his army, the pregnant queen takes flight, pursued by the Lords of the Undead.

Winter Warriors

They become living personalities with their flaws and their character. This plot summary is incomplete. Gfmmell Warriors, for me, showed how much Gemmell grew as a writer during his career. After re-reading this book, however, I have to wonder whether this book may have actually been his masterpiece. But will these warriors – once the best in the land – be enough to stem the tide of gruesome horror that threatens to envelop the world?

Winter Warriors by David Gemmell

May 12, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: They are character-driven; this has always been their strength. May 1 year ago. Winter Warriors – an appreciation If ever there was a cover that made me want to rea I didn’t feel much for Axiana, there unfortunately wasn’t much to love there but the Winter Warriors more than made up for it. Jun 06, Pages. The plot is rich and entertaining, well thought out and fully realised.

Winter Warriors (The Drenai Saga, #8) by David Gemmell

Apr 06, Wolfdan rated it really liked it Shelves: Incredibly well written prose, engaging I could not put it downdynamic characters, surprising plotline. These small moments when there is nothing but you, nothing but the enemy, nothing at all between you and death, your actions matter. David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy.

Once again, the experience of reading so many points of view allows the reader into the conversation. Jun 15, Fredrik rated it really liked it. And the wind will still blow tomorrow if you die today, wlnter really what is it all for and does it even matter? The same is true of most of Gemmell’s books.

Bloodied and harried to a long abandoned city they discover unexpected allies and wintwr they make a final stand in the face of impossible odds. Three old men, ancient heroes, discarded by the king: Apr 08, Alison rated it liked it. Some winyer Gemmell’s better funny moments are here, particularly amongst the three old heroic leads. Upon the ainter of the three kings, the demon riders of the Krayakin will become flesh, free to slake their thirst with human blood – and the stench of evil will cover the land.


While both authors write in shades of gray, Martin emphasizes how even the noblest, most honorable people have an ugly black stain somewhere in their character, whereas Gemmell focuses on the potential within all of us to rise above the darkness in our souls and accomplish feats of greatness. State of the Sanderson 1 week ago. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. The novel tells the story of three ageing heroes — NogustaKebra and Bison — and their quest to protect the unborn king of the Drenai from the demonic forces of the Krayakin.

Plot summary Edit The Illohir — a race of demons and mystical creatures — had once lived together with humans on earth until the First Great Warwhen the demon sorcerer Emsharas sided with the humans and banished his twin brother AnharatLord of the Night, and the rest of their race to the Great Void.

Jun 16, Mike Ingle rated it it was amazing. Yet they are old men; their best years are behind them. I warriord to agree with you guys above me about lion of Macedon. A demon is trying to open a gateway between the two worlds. Friday, 6 August Winter Warriors – an appreciation.

The World in the Satin Bag. I am a massive fan of gemmell.