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Publisher Description

“David Gemmell tells a tale of very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy.”—R. A. Salvatore

Druss, Captain of the Ax, is the stuff of legends. Tales of his battles are told throughout the land, and the stories expand with each telling. But Druss himself grows older, until finally, the warrior turns his back on glory and retreats to his mountain lair. There he awaits his old enemy: death. 

But far below, the barbarian Nadir hordes are on the march. All that stands between them and the Drenai people is a mighty six-walled fortress, Dros Delnoch—a great citadel that seems destined to fall. If it does, the Nadir will sweep inexorably across the land, killing all who oppose them.

Reluctantly Druss agrees to come down from his mountaintop to lead this last, hopeless fight. Lost causes mean nothing to him—he has fought in such battles a thousand times in a thousand lands. And he is a hero to inspire a new generation of warriors. He is Druss the Legend.

Thus begins David Gemmell’s most celebrated novel—an unrivaled classic of mythic heroism and magnificent adventure. . . .

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Duvodas ,


It all started here. .... RIP David Gemmell. I would wait anxiously for his next book. Year after year his new books where the most anticipated gift , something so special I would take the next day off work so I could finish it in one session. Then I would continue reading his books so many times I've lost count over the years. I know he isn't everyones cup of tea but if you like heroic fantasy nobody comes close.

SoS Steve ,


Humble Heroes....gritty battles...good vs evil; characters you would love to sit around a fire and tell stories with. Fantasy at its best!

Persain ,

What means to be a Hero

Really great plot line and storytelling; characters are really deep and awesome. The story is telling you what means to be a hero without getting boring even for a second and great way to enter the drenai saga.

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