White Wolf by David Gemmell
A Novel of Druss the Legend (Skilgannon the Damned)

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White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell’s most popular hero of all, Druss the Legend.

Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history. No-one knew where he had gone, following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, and the assasins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Three years later, a murderous mob gathers outside a monastery, faced by a single, unarmed priest. In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East -- Skilgannon is back.

Now he must travel across a perilous, demon-haunted realm seeking a mysterious temple and the ageless goddess who rules it. With assassins on his trail and an army of murderous foes ahead, the Damned sets off on a quest to bring the dead to life. But he does not travel alone. The man beside him is Druss the Legend.

In this tale of love, betrayal and treachery, in a world torn by war, White Wolf examines the nature of heroism and friendship and the narrow lines dividing good and evil.

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About David Gemmell

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David Gemmell was born in London, England, in the summer of 1948. Expelled from school at sixteen, he became a bouncer, working nightclubs in Soho. Born with a silver tongue, Gemmell rarely needed to bounce customers, relying instead on his gift of gab to talk his way out of trouble. This talent eventually led him to jobs as a freelancer for the London" "Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and the Daily Express. His first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and has remained in print ever since. He became a full-time writer in 1986. His books consistently top the London Times" "bestseller list.
Published April 1, 2003 by Del Rey. 480 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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British heroic fantasist Gemmell (Stormrider, 2002, etc.) offers the eighth in the Drenai series begun with Legend (1984), which told of Druss the Axeman, who had to come down from his mountain to save the Drenai from the forces of Nadir.

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If you have watched a fantasy movie sometime in the last twenty years or read a Lancelot story at any point, then you’re probably saying “he’s going to foreswear violence and turn into a peaceful monk,” but fortunately Gemmell would never stoop to such blatant cliché and Skilgannon instead become...

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I truly have come to admire that although Gemmell makes no apologies for writing decidedly straightforward “heroic” fantasy, he does, and smartly I may add weaves his novels together, that I have found not only increases the comfort/familiarity level of his Drenai setting, but gives a true sense ...

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