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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I think it’s the romantic undertone of the novel that speaks to me the most – the idea of three old men risking everything to save a kingdom that has cast them aside, speaks to me very deeply.

All hope lies with three ancient heroes, though discarded by the emperor, they are still Drenai soldiers: Alas, as this is the eighth instalment in warriorw series, at the back of my head the persistent thought that I have read all this before gemmelo somewhat damaging to the whole reading experience. Interestingly, Gemmell also provides POVs from the demonic side of the story, and these are no less interesting than their human counterparts; the Krayakin are suitably threatening antagonists.

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I didn’t feel much for Axiana, there waarriors wasn’t much to love there but the Winter Warriors more than made up for it. Aug 28, Amani Bryant rated it really liked it. Shadows of the Apt. Are you right to follow your head or is it the heart you should trust? Jun 12, Geoff Battle rated it really liked it.

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Nathan Jones You don’t wintef miss anything as this book is one of the more stand alones in his drenai saga, personally I recommend reading in the order of release …more You don’t really miss anything as this book is one of the more stand alones in his drenai saga, personally I recommend reading in the order of release over timeline as Wintfr find it satisfying reading a book that then recalls a previous hero or foreshadows the future, but totally up to you. It truly has a sense of finality when you come towards the end of the book and makes you wonder what could come next Mar 09, Joanna rated it really liked it.


This article about a s fantasy novel is a stub. Gemmell’s ainter novels are hugely inspiring; the heroism in them never fails to gemmelll my spirits. In I joined Orbit to work as an editorial assistant. Protecting her are three warriors, who have been dismissed from the Drenai army because of their age: My Visit wintet Brisbane 1 year ago. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Jul 18, D. Winged demons gather, silent and unseen, above the city of Usa, their talons long and sharp. Winter Warriors was the first book of his that I read when I was younger and sparked my interest in fantasy books.

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But it has been 8. Some of Gemmell’s better funny moments are here, particularly amongst the three old heroic leads.

Often with Gemmell, his plots share similarities but here, barely at all. Please try again later. May 12, Ahmad Sharabiani marked it as to-read Shelves: Once again, the experience of reading so many points of view allows the reader into the conversation.

I never connected fully with the characters, always at an arms length. Apr 25, Deryk Allan rated it it was amazing. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sel David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy.

Moving on to his next work. Oct 13, Isaac Clarke rated it really liked it Shelves: Nogusta the Swordsman, Kebra the Bowman, and the hulking fighter, Bison. Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review.


He is accompanied by two comrades with diametrically opposing personalities — the crude and impulsive hulking warrior known only as ” Bison ” and the cool-headed and astute archer Kebra.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. I found this book to be satisfying, but, not as satisfying as his previous two works. The third lies within the womb of the Princess Axiana. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The heavily pregnant queen falls into the protection of the aging heroes. Visits since 5 January It should be expanded to provide more balanced coverage that includes real-world context.

Great stand alone fantasy novel.

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Her midwife, a Source priestess named Ulmenethasenses a demonic presence over the city of Usawhere the royal palace is located. Put simply, it really is utterly riveting stuff. Trivia About Winter Warriors It has an exciting story, characters that make you feel complex emotions, some continuity porn but not enough that you feel out of your depth and he mixes his newer theme of friendship between comrades at arms despite background differences with some of his older ideas like the complexity of choices and how they can affect the larger world.

Year Zero by Rob Wardiors 1 year ago. Three heroes will set to try and save the Queen warriora her unborn child, three old-school soldiers who are not silvered with wintee, but grey, worn and weary. Previous Post Previous post: