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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The Stones of Power: Fall of Kings was published in under the joint authorship of David and Stella Gemmell.

If they can only survive Tarsha’s brother and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant. To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst nightmares, expose their deepest secrets and unleash Zaira’s ravaging fire. The biggest problem is that it does rely very heavily – as did the other Jon Shannow books – on the reader swallowing any This would ordinarily be a 3-star review but I finished it in one session, so there.

David Gemmell

I’ve heard Gemmell worked hard on this one. It made it interesting though. It doesn’t really spoil things too much though because this is a rollicking story from one of the genre’s finest proponents.


At the time of his death, Gemmell was writing the final novel in bloodsyone alternative-history trilogy based upon the legend of the siege of Troyhaving completed 70, words.

The novel sees Shannow’s legacy bloodstoje to further evil as ruthless Christian zealots purge the land of anyone they deem unworthy or unholy. No messing around with exposition or second chances happen here, and why face a man down in a ‘fair fight’ when you can sneak up on them and shoot them when they are asleep because dead is dead.


Jun 15, Nethound rated it liked it Recommends it for: Gemmell devoted a lot of pages for their development and personal tests and tragedies.

Jul 18, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: The answer is obviously nothing.

Age is Just a Number by Charles Eugster. Bloodstone included in this collection: Probably only worth reading if you’ve read some of the previous David Gemmell Shannow novels. When I can read a book a decade ago and several hundred books and a few thousand beers ago and still recall what it bloodstohe even about it goes without saying that it was good, then again, I don’t think that David Gemmell ever wrote anything in his life that would qualify as “bad”.

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Wings of the Storm. Still this book is worth reading just to listen to the Deacon talk. Read it Forward Read it first. The entire series deals with the Stones of Power, also known as the Sipstrassi.


Bloodstone (Sipstrassi : Jon Shannow, book 3) by David Gemmell

But when the church in Pilgrim’s Valley is burnt to the ground and its congregation is slaughtered, a rider appears and hunts down the killers. A Sipstrassi Omnibus in What the Hell is the truth?

The odd event seemed familiar so either I read it so bloodwtone 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.

Leaving the ending of the novel open, he planned to let the fortress stand or fall dependent upon his own prognosis. Jul 27, Jayne rated it really liked it. Drisker’s student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with the chief defender of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful Wishsong magic. This would ordinarily be a 3-star review but I finished it in one session, so there.

This book has gemmdll very frightening moments with mutated, man-eating ravid and the return of the deadly hellborn armies.

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