"Everything a fan of heroic fantasy could desire."
"I am truly amazed at David Gemmell’s ability to focus his writer’s eye. His images are crisp and complete, a history lesson woven within the detailed tapestry of the highest adventure. Gemmell’s characters are no less complete, real men and women with qualities good and bad, placed in trying times and rising to heroism or falling victim to their own weaknesses."
–R. A. SALVATORE
Author of Mortalis
"Gemmell is very talented; his characters are vivid and very convincingly realistic."
Author of the Wizard of Rhyme novels