It’s that happy time of year again, where I get to reread and revisit the works of my favorite fiction author, David Gemmell!
Every August, I dive into a massive reread of all of Gemmell’s fiction works, and this year, I’ve decided to review and talk about each book as it goes on (this blog needs some serious love, so here’s something to start with). I read each of his books in their respective groupings/series, and for clarity’s sake, here is my reading order.
If you wanna read along, or discuss the work, I’d love that. I don’t get to rave or talk about the themes in Gemmell’s work enough.
Rigante series – Flintlock Fantasy before “Flintlock Fantasy” was really a genre, this book series is probably my absolute favorite work of his. I love the take on cultures from across the sea, the detailed worldbuilding, and the century spanning timeline.
- Sword in the Storm
- Midnight Falcon
- Ravenheart (my personal favorite in the series)
- Legend (it’s a classic, and it’s my favorite book of his).
- The King Beyond the Gate
- Quest for Lost Heroes
- Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf
- The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend
- The Legend of Deathwalker
- Winter Warriors
- Hero in the Shadows
- White Wolf (The Damned Series Book 1)
- The Swords of Night and Day (The Damned Series Book 2)
“This series is known by several names. The entire series deals with the Stones of Power, also known as the Sipstrassi. The first two books contain a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend. The last three novels involve the protagonist Jon Shannow.”
- Ghost King
- Last Sword of Power
- Wolf in Shadow
- The Last Guardian
Hawk Queen – Dimension hopping fantasy. Love it.
- Ironhand’s Daughter
- The Hawk Eternal
- Knights of Dark Renown
- Dark Moon
- Echoes of the Great Song
Troy series – Historical Fantasy!
- Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
- Troy: Shield of Thunder
- Troy: Fall of Kings
Greek series – More Historical Fantasy!
- Lion of Macedon
- Dark Prince