Tuesday, August 01, 2006

David Gemmell, one of my all time favourite fantasy authors has sadly passed away at the age of 57, he wrote 30 novels set in a wonderfully detailed world.

His stories were great tales of heroism but with a great eye for how war affects people, and although he dealt in heroism, he never shirked from showing the bloody side of war and how it affects people either.

If you don't know his works start with

Legend : the tale of an old warrior, Druss the Legend drawn back into war reluctantly.

And I think you will be drawn in to his world.

He will be sadly missed.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Ah, Legend - so popular that the SF imprint of his publisher actually changed the name of their SF imprint to Legend in honour of it. Not many authors in any genre can claim that.