David Andrew Gemmell was a British author of heroic fantasy, best known for his debut novel, .. Wolf in Shadow () · The Last Guardian (); Bloodstone ( ). Omnibus: The Complete Chronicles of the Jerusalem Man (). Bloodstone is the third novel in the Jon Shannow series written by David Gemmell and follows the events in Wolf in Shadow and the Last. A brand-new edition of the second novel in fantasy legend David Gemmell’s classic Jon Shannow series.

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With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide. The odd event seemed familiar so either I read it so long ago I’ve forgotten or Gemmell’s penchant for starting stories from the end, with references to what has already happened, although he hasn’t written that story yetis what makes it familiar. Refresh and try again. It is hard to write above yourself, but quite easy to see the mistakes of others.

Like I said, these books are anything but dull; inconsistent and ridiculously overimaginative, but never dull. Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves – and the child they think of as their own – from suspicious neighbours, the government and even their own family.

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It seemed like the thing to do at the time. The church is controlled by a tyrannical Deacon and his Jerusalem riders, spreading bigotry and hatred with Unbelievers and Mutants are massacred in the name of God and Peace. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. John Shannow was always a little too Clint Eastwood cool for my tastes, brooding and mysterious. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay.


If you like anything else by Gemmell you’ll like this, if you like violence, epic fantasy, dark and angry good guys, davdi travel, and a mix of high tec It’s been about ten years since I read this series but it was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the final part of Jon Shannow’s story. In official printings, blooodstone two books Lion of Macedon, Dark Prince are grouped with the “Stones of Power” series and contain some of the same characters and assumptions on how the world works.

Bloodstone has complex heroes, sinister villains, the triumph of ageing warriors, rip roaring combat, and the masterful threading together of numerous story arcs.

Bloodstone (Jon Shannow, #3) by David Gemmell

I know I will not get the chance to read about Jon Shannow again. This boy’s lack was the subject of sly whispers from the adults, and open jeering from his peers. It is a 3 book arc. Except, you can bet that I won’t be forgetting dafid his excellent adventures.

References gem,ell John Wayne movies are also found throughout the first two books in the Rigante series, Sword in the Storm and even more-so in Midnight Falconwhere his main character Bane, is a pugilist.

And though the character arc of the protagonist isn’t as To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Halfway through the story, Gemmell brings in some of his favourite fantasy elements, namely portals between different worlds and realities and some super-enhanced generic were-beasts, so there’s a little familiarity to this one.

He said that while he could “write it better” after becoming an established author, “[its heart] wouldn’t be bettered by improving its style. Tensions in the Four Blloodstone are high. Without giving anything away, the ending did leave just a little wiggle room for the hero’s survival if you think about it hopefully enough. I mistakenly thought this was a standalone book. Piatkus The Thief J.


When everything comes together for a real standoff with the surviving characters the reader is absolutely invested.

Gilman ‘s Edge westerns. Jon Shannow must face the forces of the Deacon, but a darker power lurks behind the order, a god who feeds on the souls of gemell. David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy. Echoes of the Great Song. Retrieved 23 June No trivia or quizzes yet.

A thoroughly enjoyable romp, enlivened by an abundance of likeable characters, and a bewildering series of time-travel-driven plot-twists, the last of which is truly glorious. After all, if the author introduced a As I conclude this trilogy, I can’t help but think these books were naught but an experiment for Gemmell, maybe even a creative exercise in between his other, more consistent sagas.

Bloodstone, a book by David Gemmell | Book review

Here are some highlights about this particular novel: Quest for Lost Heroes. And a coyote shapeshifter. A Sipstrassi Omnibus in The final conclusion was pretty clever, but the author weebled-wobbled and fell down too many times getting there. The Vagrant The Vagrant Trilogy. Either way, I enjoyed it. Join us by creating an account and start getting the gemmell experience from our website!

In the Realm of the Wolf.