The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend He was known as Druss The Deathwalker Though the blood of merciless butchers coursed through his veins he had found a fragile peace through his love for beautiful mystical Rowena Then came the day w

  • Title: The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend
  • Author: David Gemmell
  • ISBN: 9780345407993
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • He was known as Druss The Deathwalker Though the blood of merciless butchers coursed through his veins, he had found a fragile peace through his love for beautiful, mystical Rowena Then came the day when Druss returned to their village and found everyone dead massacred by slavers who had stolen the women to sell for gold Rowena was among the missing.Armed with only hiHe was known as Druss The Deathwalker Though the blood of merciless butchers coursed through his veins, he had found a fragile peace through his love for beautiful, mystical Rowena Then came the day when Druss returned to their village and found everyone dead massacred by slavers who had stolen the women to sell for gold Rowena was among the missing.Armed with only his powerful double bladed ax, Snaga, Druss went after Rowena His journey would carry him from the highest thrones of power to the deepest dungeons of depravity Along the way, he would battle savage monsters and descend into terrifying lands of black magic and demons Yet one thing was certain Druss would have victory or death.

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    1. Nei tuoi sogni! La sesta prova di Gemmel nella saga dei Drenai, pur mantenendosi su discreti livelli di intrattenimento, si avvita un po' su se stessa per il riciclo di tematiche e dinamiche.Esclusi alcuni passaggi involontariamente trash - quasi tutti comprendenti degli antagonisti abbastanza babbiocchi e sopra le righe -, rimane di fondo un evidente problema riguardante il taglio introspettivo dei personaggi, spesso banalizzati e fortemente debitori delle figure presenti nei precedenti volumi. [...]

    2. 8.5/10From all the heroes Gemmell wrote in his career (and he wrote many) I don’t think I ever loved anyone more than Druss.I remember when I first read Legend (my 4th DG book), it really changed my perspective for Gemmell’s talent and what it truly meant for one to be a hero. Because Druss is not merely just a great hero; he is the ultimate hero, the one who steps in front to protect the others even if it is against him, the one who defies his enemies and all kind of evil. And this book, is [...]

    3. Borrowed this book from my boyfriend, expecting a typical male book (not wanting to stereotype but) I expected epic battles, blood, gore and men of honour. All of which I got. But I didn't expect to become so attached to Druss and Rowena. This book tugged at my heart strings and I spent the whole time I read this on the edge of my seat, hoping he would find her and all would be well. This book lived up to my expectations and surpassed them greatly. The characters are enjoyable and easy to become [...]

    4. A truly remarkable piece of love, courage and redemption. Gemmell was a rare breed. One who wrote from his heart. Not his wallet - As I see too many writers are guilty of these days. All hail The Saviour of Skeln Pass!!!

    5. I'm always tempted to give Gemmell a five star rating. I try to reserve the 5 but DG is among the best action/adventure writers I've run across. When he passed we lost a great talent.

    6. An awesome story that was extremely well written What made it 'awesome'? Well; You create an outcast youth, outcast because of a butchering grandfather who killed without mercy and with a deadly axe named Snaga. And outcast because of his size and strength, where many viewed him as a bone-breaking thug, though Druss was never mean spirited, or a thug. He was quite introverted and prefered his own company to that of others who always saw just a thug. Then, he met Rowena, who saw the gentleness an [...]

    7. 3.5 StarsGemmell is certainly an author I will be looking more into. This book, although rather straightforward in plot, utilizes the elements I love most in this genre. I really wasn't a big fan of Druss for the first half of this book but he slowly started growing on me (perhaps not fully yet though). This book knows, as its author intended, exactly what it is and never tries to be or achieve anything else other than a - perhaps now clichéd - tale of heroism. I would highly recommend it, espe [...]

    8. Always a pleasure to read David Gemmell's stories.This is the first book that paves the road to his one of the iconic books "Legend", which I think is the first or one of first books he ever wrote.It covers a span of about 25 years and tells the story of how a young woodsman named Druss becomes known as "Druss the legend", among other names.To the point, precise and sometimes brutal style of David Gemmell takes you on a journey of an antisocial and awkward Druss in a quest across oceans and empi [...]

    9. Despite my really anticipating this book, it fell slightly short and I wonder if it's because some of the parts in it seemed undeveloped or rushed. It might have tried to fit in too much, and made each individual triumph or quest not as magnificent as it could have been. At least that was my impression, but I still certainly enjoyed it!

    10. I'm getting a bit tired of war and its hopelessness. History has shown that we humans are our worst enemies.

    11. THE FIRST CHRONICLES OF DRUSS THE LEGEND saw author David Gemmell bringing back his his best loved character due to popular demand. It's conceived as a prequel to his first book, LEGEND, exploring the life of Druss and the events that made him a globally-known hero.This is a light, straightforward novel that follows an action-focused narrative. The battle scenes in the book are almost non-stop, indeed this has the most action of any Gemmell novel I've read. Some of the tension is taken away in t [...]

    12. So, I've read the first 6 novels thus far in the Drenai Saga and surprisngly, I think this is my favorite thus far. The larger than life characters and amazing action/battle scenes continue to be Gemmell's strengths. However, I found his dialogue has improved tremendously by this point, becoming far more consistent. Also, the description was top notch.Best of all, where before I felt that the ending of Gemmell's books fell short of the tale leading up to it, I thought the ending here was perfect [...]

    13. It was an epic saga in the vien of the Greek Tragedy stories. It was a great heroic story thats not surprsing but it was so large in scope of Druss life,growth,struggles and in took only 300 odd pages. Thats a rare talent for this type of fantasy. The many great supporting characters was nice touch too.One of the best Gemmell book easily. Only Legend and Wolf in Shadow can compete with it.

    14. In this saga, women are mostly helpless and passed from man to man, depending on other men to rescue them or marry them while the black characters are depicted as mainly cannon (ok, arrow and axe) fodder. In fact, to anyone who's read the kinds of imperialistic boy's adventure stories churned out by British writers during the late 1800s, the scene with the Panthians would have seemed quite familiar.

    15. I guess I had too high expectations on this one.It was good but not awesome. I really didn't like the time-hops. Beside that, I enjoyed it.

    16. Early days of Druss. I kept trying to spot names that crop up later, or earlier depending how you look at it!

    17. What do you get when you take a headstrong, angry, violent boy, add a dash of star-crossed lovers, a woman who calms him, a demon-possessed ax, some savages, a war in a foreign land, a womanizing poet, a man who loves the woman who calms the angry, violent boy, and a mystic who says that the man will live at least 46 more years? The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (Drenai Saga, #6).This novel is about Druss. Remember Druss? He's the dude with the ax that dies a good death in the rawly power [...]

    18. A Gemmell book is like a rare steak; delicious, easy to get through and leaves you totally satisfied. Druss, however, seemed like a B-grade cut of meat. It has all the hallmarks of a good Gemmell story but it seemed to meander a bit and throw in so many episodes that the story started a get a little cluttered. I found myself asking "what hasn't Druss seen and done?" Fought raiders? Check! Pirates? Check! Giant fire bears? Check! Boxed in a ring? Check! Killed the ghost of his own grandfather? Ch [...]

    19. In questo libro vengono fuori tutti i difetti della scrittura di Gemmell. Il libro racconta la giovinezza di Druss e la sua lunga ricerca dell'amatissima moglie che gli é stata rapita. Peccato che i protagonisti siano tratteggiati appena, molto superficialmente. Il rapporto d'amore tra i protagonisti viene affermato velocemente come postulato, ma mai approfondito o illustrato che so, con una scena qualunque. Nei romanzi di Gemmell gli unici protagonisti assoluti sono i combattimenti, il sangue, [...]

    20. This is my favourite book ever! Druss the Legend is one of the most likeable and endearing characters in a book. If I had to take just one book to a desert island or had to recommend a book to a friend it would be this one. The characters are phenomenal, the story is simple but gripping from the first page to the last, the character development is spot onI could go on all day. I dare anyone to read it and tell me they didn't like it!

    21. A great piece of heroic fantasy (9/10). The characters are iconic and set the standard for much other fantasy (8/10). The plot is good with a classic heroic climax, however has a strange lull before the final section (7/10). The last section seems like an extra short story that had no other place and although fun in and of itself, feels like an appendix. The style is typically Gemmell and flows easily (7/10). Overall 8/10.

    22. Druss est bûcheron. Mais un jour son village est attaqué et sa femme enlevée. Il ne va alors vivre que pour la retrouver et empilera les cadavres sur son chemin pour atteindre son but Très bon livre si ce n'est que c'est un schéma un peu classique. Mais à lire tout de même pour suivre les exploits de la Légende !

    23. I've always Gemmell's work and this book was no different. it is high adventure with lots of twists for Druss who is single-minded in rescuing Rowena. Enjoyed the read.

    24. 2 stelle alla scrittura e ai dialoghi; 3 alla trama potenzialmente carina, ai personaggi sempre potenzialmente interessanti e all'intrattenimento fine a sé stesso.

    25. This is such a fun book. Well worth reading. I'm reading the the publishing order and it is great to see Gemmell's writing improving over time.

    26. Геммел как будто бы прямо прочитал мою предыдущую рецензию на "Легенду" и исправился. Что только говорит о том, насколько справедлива была моя критика. В этот раз и женщины у него чуть больше, чем какой-нибудь ковёр на стене (односельчанки Друсса, угнанные разбойниками, даже [...]

    27. Druss has been the central protagonist in two novels and a short story. His heroic character and abilities are the result of an epic quest to reunite himself with his stolen wife in his youth. The First Chronicles transforms this background explained in those first books in to a full novel. For those readers who have read the initial books will already know the basics, but Gemmell adds new plotlines to engage the reader in to a book which seemingly would offer no surprises. As the story develops [...]

    28. La storia di Druss è probabilmente uno dei punti cardine dell'epica di Gemmell, che ci ha regalato un protagonista che è eroe suo malgrado, nell'umanità del suo bisogno di ritrovare Rowena, tanto da inseguirla per 7 anni per miglia e miglia, cadavere dopo cadavere, lentamente e apparentemente trasformandosi nel demone temuto dai suoi compagni, redento però nel momento in cui sembra averla persa per sempre. Epico, dolente ma mai domo nello spirito, nonostante le sofferenze patite, Druss è un [...]

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