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The prophecy was clear. Upon the death of three kings, the world will be plunged into chaos, and all the castout demons of history will return to bring blood and horror to the world. Two of the kings are dead. The third, about to be born, is hunted by the Demon Riders of the Krayakin, Lords of the Undead.

All the terrifying forces of evil range against a pregnant queen at bay in a haunted forest. But she is not alone. Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army. Three old men, ancient heroes, discarded by the king: Nogusta the Swordsman, Kebra the Bowman, and the hulking fighter, Bison. The fate of empires rests on their fading skills as they journey through a tormented world on a perilous quest to save the unborn king.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Great adventure story

I am a big fan of this series and of Sean Barrett. In fact searching his name lead me to this great series. I particularly enjoyed this one. Nice balance of action and intrigue, characters interesting as usual.
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white wolf /white hot

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Amazing characters

l loved listening. Shawn Baret is an amazing performer. Sadly this is the last Dreni novel and the other books have a different reader who l don't think is as good. l had a little cry in this book. The characters are so real.

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couldn't get through it.

I used to love David gemell books but found this too black and white, too fantastical and too contrived. I thought this would be a great listen but to my surprise I really struggled and ultimately gave up.

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love it !!

such a great writer. pulls you into the story. it's a hard one to stop. finished this in 1 weekend !!

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  • bart
  • 13-12-2017

Another Awesome bk by David Gemmel & Sean Barrett

About 6 wks ago I found David Gemmells "Legend" The story of Drugs the Deathwalker & have burned through the Drenia series @ a pace that saddens me cause I know it's drawing to an end. Everytime Iv read/listen to one of DG's bks voiced by the outstanding Sean Barrett (a top 3 narrator in my personel pantheon on narrators) I think of Nine Fingers & for those of you that know the genre that's high praise. So staying with that thought if you love the "Bloody Nine" don't wait, start with Legend & I'll meet you @ the end of the Drenia series. Yes, it's that good!

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  • Jeff
  • 01-10-2020

It's David Gemmell

Loved but I loved it when I first read it, probably not his best book but I love them all and have never been able to put one down

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  • Brant
  • 21-07-2020

A master at the top of his game

Compelling plot, excellent character development with no filler. Amazon wants me to write more here.

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  • Fabrice
  • 29-05-2020

Wonderful characters

This is one of my favorite Gemmel book. The beginning is a bit slow but once the action starts, I love the cast of characters and how every detail is used to reach the end.

At the start, the story is aligned with the blurb : a demon prince and 3 old warriors to oppose him. What matters is the characters themselves and how they face both age and fear to confront the demon, not because they know they will win but because they have to !

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  • Ron Shelton
  • 20-11-2019

These are some of the greatest books.

I feel the story in my heart and soul. He writes with all the emotion that is felt in the lifes of people.

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  • Brian Abeyta
  • 29-11-2018

Voice actor does an excellent job

Loved it. Voice actor does an excellent job. A little weird hearing him do women voices but it was overall good.

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  • T. Bonnette
  • 21-01-2018

Sean Barrett is the perfect voice

for David Gemmell's work! Turned a long drive alone into an adventure in Gemmell's world. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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  • filip
  • 16-09-2017

The worst part of the Drenai series. But still OK

All jokes repeating over and ovet. The plot doesnt make much sense either. But still enjoyable.

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  • Patrick
  • 20-03-2019

A Man to Walk the Mountains

the more I listen/read of the late great Dave Gemmelll the more I realise just how amazing his work is.

I read everything he ever wrote When I was a young man, strong and in my prime. now a year off fifty I see everything he wrote in a different light. I was Confused, now I am Bison. still strong still young in my heart. life behind me when once before . I hope I fly above the mountains when it's my time.

Listen to the stories. live the legend

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  • Brendan
  • 09-05-2018

One of Gemmells best books

Love this book, read it multiple times, first time listen and thought narration was excellent.

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  • Poppey
  • 04-10-2020

Make Sure Your Deeds are Always Noble

The prophecy says that 3 kings must die; only then will the gateway be open for the Illohir to return from the Great Void. Two down and a newborn heir is left, guarded by 3 aged warriors who show that strength is not only limited to the young. They are flawed, but determined to protect the newborn.

When two demon brothers go to war with each other, things will not end well and the fallout for everyone will be devastating. However, Emsharas shows that, although he is no longer in demon form, he still has the strength to deal with Anharat.

This is slightly different from the previous Drenai books insofar as it concentrates on demons, magick and the void. It is also a standalone.

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  • R S CLARKE
  • 24-02-2019

A ripping yarn.

An excellent adventure, the narrator read beautifully with a gravelly voice and imbued the story with great atmosphere.

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  • Colm
  • 31-08-2018

Great

Excellent story, one of Gemmell's best in my opinion, and great performance- accents amd pronunciation much more consistant than in some other series on audible.

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  • Brett Gary Jackson
  • 14-08-2018

Brilliant

The narrator really brought the characters to life. Love Gemmels style too. . . .

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  • Anthony
  • 01-02-2021

Good story

Good little story, not the ending you'd expect and not a seige story as I've found with some of Mr Gemmells Drenai books.

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  • Mr J C D Baggott
  • 15-01-2021

Great book

Excellent story and easy to listen to. Loved it. Now for the next of his books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2021

EPIC LISTEN 👂🏿

David Gemmel will always be a legend himself in my eye it books take me on a journey I don't want to come back from 👌🏿💯

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-09-2020

Marvelous book

David never disappoints. A great novel with interesting characters, interesting plot twists, demons, Sorcerery and a lot of heart. It's great to get a group of heroes of a more senior age for a change. A must for fantasy fans

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