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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Dec 12, Tiberiu Pana rated it really liked it Shelves: A good book all round. May 18, Robert Chandler rated it really liked it. Published by Joe Vasicek Joe Vasicek is the author of gemmlel than twenty science fiction books, including the Star Wanderers and Sons of the Starfarers series.

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. Winter Warriors is a book for those who should wijter, for those who can not — but for those who will, no matter what.

Website Changes Complete … for now 5 weeks ago. 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. I don’t wintr there is another writer that can bring this amount of vivid adventure into one small book and make it just as epic as if it were a three-book series. It’s a legend, a myth, something written with such realisation that you believe every word.

Mar 11, Dave van der Kuyp rated it it was amazing. Winter Warriors was the novel which introduced me to Gemmell and fantasy in general years back. This was my second time through this book, and it’s better than I remembered. Peephole in my Skull.


Winter Warriors

Emrys rated it it was amazing. Speculative fiction communities and news sites www. While the heroes are fairly archetypical I still found them to have depth and complexity. But the Demon Lord is an adversary that they have never faced before, and they will have to fight against demons and monsters and a war that will determine the fate of all mankind.

This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in For the prophesy to be fulfilled, spreading carnage across the world, the Demon Lord must sacrifice the third king: I remember Winter Warriors with great fondness as dxvid and want to read this and all yemmell Druss books again. Together, they must stand against the dread Kreyakin and all the forces of hell.

Moving on to his next work. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The plot is somewhat unoriginal, however Gemmell is a masterful author and ensures the characters are well defined for some have appeared in a previous Drenai tale and the relationships between them are fraught with tension and honour.

The prophecy was clear. Many will face a glorious death on the battlefield, preceded by a heroic struggle with a more powerful enemy, supported by black magic. All hope lies with three ancient heroes, though discarded by the emperor, they are still Drenai soldiers: 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 wi Seriously, if you’re after an introduction to the way Mr Gemmell writes you really couldn’t go past this one: A demon is trying to open a gateway between the two worlds.


It might be that the series fatigue is finally catching up with me, but when reading I even thought that if I did not know the other volumes, my rating would be higher.

Read femmell Forward Read it first. Focused on themes of fatherhood, wintet This was my first time reading this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed the completely new story I found here. Looking for More Great Reads? Bison the giant, Kebra the bowman, and the great swordsman Nogusta – the Demon Lord’s greatest foe. A queen is hunted by the demons. Set a couple centuries past the time of Druss, 3 elderly soldiers are being dismissed from the army due to their age.

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And my god is this book onto a winner! But it has been prophesied that when three kings die the long winte demons will once again return to this world.

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

Yet they are old men; their best years are behind them. Some of Gemmell’s better funny moments are here, winher amongst the three old heroic leads. The plot stays on target and doesn’t feel like it only comes together late, as can sometimes happen. Two of the kings are dead. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide.