Ten Years...

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We passed the tenth anniversary of David Gemmell's death. I was in a curry house with my parents and my brother, Mum just said "Oh did you hear, that writer you like died..." I was stunned, hit for six, I actually felt dizzy!

It makes me wonder what sort of direction his work would have taken if he was still with us.
 
I read Legend in 1990 and enjoyed it, but never returned to his other books until after his death. :(

In the meantime, here's the Official David Gemmell Remembrance guest book, set up after his death:
www.bravenet.com - A Bravenet.com Guestbook

It makes me wonder what sort of direction his work would have taken if he was still with us.

He mentioned something about the Byzantine Empire in his last interviews...
 
I read all the drenai novels in the late nineties, early 2ks, it was very said to hear he died. I havn't really tried any of his other work, but the drenai novels werebalways good. Proper heroic fantasy, where the good guys wern't always that 'good', but you loved them anyway. The first one I read was Quest for Lost Heroes and I loved the fact he could take a dislikeable guy, keep him disagreeable, then have him die so heroically that you had tears in your eyes.
In my eyes, Gemmel was the best at heroic fantasy.
 
I read Legend in 1990 and enjoyed it, but never returned to his other books until after his death. :(

In the meantime, here's the Official David Gemmell Remembrance guest book, set up after his death:
www.bravenet.com - A Bravenet.com Guestbook



He mentioned something about the Byzantine Empire in his last interviews...

I signed the guestbook the day after I heard.

As for Byzantium, I'm guessing we would have been reading about Belisarius and Justinian or Emperor Heraklius: the cast in those stories would have suited Gemmell quite well.

Didn't he also mention a third adventure for Skilgannon?
 

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