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eBook Last Sword of Power (The Stones of Power) ePub

by David Gemmell

  • ISBN: 0345379012
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: David Gemmell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Del Rey; First THUS edition (July 31, 1996)
  • ePub book: 1665 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1958 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 430

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Book 2 in the "Stones of Power" series impressed the heck out of me. Don't get me wrong - I loved book one; I. .David Gemmell was one of the best storytellers ever

Book 2 in the "Stones of Power" series impressed the heck out of me. Don't get me wrong - I loved book one; I thought it was tremendously well done fantasy. David Gemmell was one of the best storytellers ever. He paints his characters and worlds full of color and makes you feel part of his stories.

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Last Sword of Power book. I've read several Drenai books coming into this series and I was not expecting what I got here, Gemmell always writes with a lot of heart but this series has it in spades

Last Sword of Power book. I've read several Drenai books coming into this series and I was not expecting what I got here, Gemmell always writes with a lot of heart but this series has it in spades. Gemmell takes you through his story, it's probably not how you would write it but it doesn't mean you won't enjoy it. I've decided that this Gemmell really surprised me with this book and, at the end of this small two-book series of Ghost King and Last Sword of Power, I must admit that overall I really enjoyed the journey.

Stones of Power Ghost King Last Sword of Power. David Gemmell's first novel, LEGEND was published in 1984, beginning his acclaimed Drenai saga. He was widely regarded as Britain's king of heroic fantasy. Hawk Queen series Ironhand's Daughter The Hawk Eternal. Ancient Greece novels Lion of Macedon Dark Prince. Other novels Knights of Dark Renown Morningstar. Пользовательский отзыв - Bridgey - LibraryThing. Библиографические данные. Last Sword Of Power Sipstrassi: Stones of Power.

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Last Sword of Power (The Stones of Power Sequence). Only Uther Pendragon could save Britannia-and even he would have to wield Cunobelin's blade, the last sword of power. The mighty Gemmell has written another winner. I highly recommend this book to you. Go get this book. Part of the Sipstrassi ( Series and Stones of Power ( Series).

The Stones of Power or Sipstrassi series (also called the Stones of Power Cycle) is a series of seven fantasy novels by David Gemmell. Consisting of three distinct subseries, the novels are all set in the same universe and are connected to each other through the presence of the Sipstrassi, a set of stones with mystical properties. Two of the Sipstrassi novels, Ghost King and Last Sword of Power, contain a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend.

Books related to Last Sword of Power. The Stones of Power (Book 2).

David Gemmell tells a tale of very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy  . Books related to Last Sword of Power.

PROLOGUE Revelation stood with his back to the door, his broad hands resting on the stone sill of the narrow window, his eyes scanning the forests below as he watched a hunting hawk circling beneath the bunching clouds. It has begun, my lord,' said the elderly messenger, bowing to the tall man in the monk's robes of brown wool. Revelation turned slowly, his smoke-grey eyes fastening on the man who looked away, unable to bear the intensity of the gaze.

BLOOD KINGThe Goths followed a bloodthirsty new leader, one who sought to open the Gates of Hell: Wotan. His immortal power stemmed from human sacrifice and dark sorcery, and no sword could touch him. He rode the winds on a leather-winged steed, while his armies cut a deadly swath across the northern kingdoms. Even death's icy hand could not stop them. Only Uther Pendragon could save Britannia. To do so he must wield his birthright--Cunobelin's blade, the legendary Sword of Power.But Uther was chained in Hell, the sword lost in swirling Chaos. All hope lay with the warrior known as Revelation, with the magic of the Sipstrassi Stones, and with Anduine, a blind girl possessed of arcane powers. Only if these unlikely allies united could they hope to stop the invincible foe before the world plunged into darkness.

Comments

Ballalune Ballalune
I don't think there has ever been an epic adventure of this magnitude crammed into 310 pages.

Story:
The previous book, The Ghost King, was based off of the King Arthur Legend. Nearly a generation later, The Lost Sword of Power continues the adventure. Uther, the Blood King, has waged war for decades in the name of order. And these wars have taken their toll on him. Now, the warlord Wotan, threatens to unleash hell on Earth and it's up to a band of heroes, savage armies, creatures, magic users, and war veterans to stop him.

World Building:
At an incredibly fast pace, David Gemmell has built up a fascinating world based on a blend of fiction, legend, and history. It combines the Celts, Romans, Barbarians, Monsters, and Hell. It's got a bit of everything and never slows down.

Characters:
There are a great deal of main characters in the book and they're all very well written. As with all of Gemmell's books, the characters are heroic and honorable without being cheesy. They have lived through tough times and the world itself has hardened them to a point where honor is a way of life and deceit is despised. These are men and women who must face a grim reality and make difficult choices for the good of the world.

Writing Style:
I don't think I've ever read a book that had so much in it and moved so swiftly. This book is loaded with a complex story, great characters, and great action. The only downside is that I thought it moved a bit too fast. It would have been good to have a few more scenes with some character building moments so the reader could get to know them a bit better.

Action:
As with all of Gemmell's books, this one is LOADED with battles, skirmishes, magic, demons, heroes, villains, sieges, duels... And all of the battles have consequences.

Maturity: Teens
There's lots of fantasy war action and mention of rape, but none of it is graphic. It just sets the tone for a barbaric time.

Overall:
This is a very good book. I'd say it just missed being a 5 star. But if you want a fast paced action novel full of heroes in a world in peril, then you'll love this one. It really helps if you read the Ghost King first.

If you enjoyed this book, keep reading books by David Gemmell. I'd recommend, Legend, Winter Warriors, Waylander, The Sword in the Storm, and The Lion of Macedon.

David Gemmell is my favorite writer and his books always make me want to shake the hand of a veteran and go to the gym.
Nilarius Nilarius
First, a bit of a practical review: in this book we learn of the future of King Uthur, named the Blood king as his reign has been a bloody battle with various enemies. We learn of the fate of his wife, of his friends, and of his friend Prasamaccus (who, coincidentally, was my favorite character in the first two books).

But now let me tell you how I really felt about it. Book 2 in the "Stones of Power" series impressed the heck out of me. Don't get me wrong - I loved book one; I thought it was tremendously well done fantasy. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this novel... and once I started reading it I couldn't help but get a little more emotionally involved than I normally do. I felt myself grieving over the debilitating marriage of the King - I was furious at him, then at her, then both of them. I grieved for characters that lost loved ones, and rejoiced when men and women realize the truth inside of them.

Gemmell continues to impress me with fantasy that strays from the expected. He's created a great set of characters, and I would love to see some books that talk in more detail about everything that happened between Ghost King and Last Sword of Power. Some of the new characters include Uthur's long lost son, and a blind girl who can see better than most of us. You get attached to them as easily as you do the Blood King and Revelation, and by the end cheering for their victory. Probably my favorite book out of the series.
Visonima Visonima
David Gemmell was one of the best storytellers ever. All his books are fast paced, easy to read, very suspenseful and they leave you with a strong desire to read more of his books and adventures. He paints his characters and worlds full of color and makes you feel part of his stories. I have reread all his books many times and they never fail to thrill me and make me want to read them yet again.
Mot Mot
Last Sword of Power (Stones of Power) The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (Drenai Tales, Book 6)

I read David Gemmell's "Legend" series a few weeks ago. They didn't last long. I've been reading fantasy and science fiction for about 40 years and can honestly say that these are top notch. They were so good that I ordered all of the Stones of Power series en masse. They aren't lasting long either (I'm on the last one). David was a genius. Characters are believable, scenery well described, and plots are like nothing I've ever read before. Five stars on both series!
Snake Rocking Snake Rocking
David Gemmel doesn't do himself any favors with this one... that is not to say that its not a good story with action, violence ,epic battles and all other aspects that make fantasy what it is but in this sequel the whole thing is disjointed and anti climactic.
I'm not sure what the author hoped to achieve with this one other than as a practice set for something better.
Cerekelv Cerekelv
Loved every line. R.i.p David. He was a great story teller. H never failed to disappoint me with his works.
Jugore Jugore
Again, well written and follows his formula pretty closely. I read book one and two back to back and decided to take time before I read the third. The story continued as if it was one novel. He moved the story along a few decades, but all the main characters from the first are still within. As always, it's well done.
best ever