Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmell

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AuthorDavid Gemmell
TitleSwords of Night and Day
SeriesDamned, The
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by Dace 
(Apr 27, 2009)

I may be hunted by other Gemmell fans here but I'm being honest. This book was a HUGE let down for me, I would first like to mention I am a huge Gemmell fan I have almost all of his books and I feel besides from the Lord Of The Silver Bow and Echoes of A Great Song this book is close to being the worst of Gemmellís work, the strange thing is I loved White Wolf I thought it was everything one would look for in a good fantasy read great plot development with detailed character descriptions plus humour and compassion throughout! this made me excited to read the Swords Of Night And Day but when the day came I got halfway through and sighed, the story was lost Skillganon is dead and brought back to life there is a reincarnation of Druss the book was predictable and ludicrous at the same time with all Gemmellís work his genre is fantasy but he usually keeps it in check, with this book I didnít fell that happening it was a hard read as I feel it butchered the first book White Wolf. But donít take my opinion for it read it yourself and then you Will agree 

Submitted by 
(May 15, 2006)

I can't believe that this book hasn't got a review yet!
This was the first Gemmell book I picked up - on the popular 2 week loan shelf, and it captured me immediately.
The story never lets up, the action scenes are few but all fantastic and his characters are immensely well described..their emotions, their own view of things etc.
One character that really captured me was Deacado. He starts off as someone you would really hate, but as the book progresses I liked him more and more - his character was well written, and he's my favourite out of all Gemmell books so far. Whereas with Olek Skillgannon: the main character brought back to life after 1000 years whose destiny it is to destroy the rein of the "Eternal" is someone who doesn't really change all that much through the book, but has the heavy regret of destroying a town under his twin swords.
It has just enough of Druss as well, his views, his morality (code and perceptions) and his overall intelligence, not just on the battlefield. Emotional at times and hugely enjoyable. I couldn't stop reading his books after this one!!

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