“David Gemmell tells a tale of very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy.”—R. A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author
Twenty years have passed since Jon Shannow, the legendary Jerusalem Man, cracked open the gate of time and brought the Deacon and his followers into the world. Twenty years during which Shannow was missing and the Deacon ruled from Unity, intent on building a new promised land . . . in his own image.
But the Deacon’s Jerusalem Riders spread their own wave of terror, unleashing bigotry and death, massacring unbelievers and mutants in the name of peace. Until a lone reader appeared, bent on avenging the dead.
Wounded, his memory shattered, Shannow combated evil and injustice the only way he knew—head-on, both guns blazing. But would that be enough to stop the mysterious Deacon and his mad crusade? Even if Shannow succeeded, he’d still face the satanic hordes of the Hellborn and their bloodthirsty lord, Sarento, the living embodiment of the stone of power known as the Bloodstone!
"David Gemmell tells a tale of very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy." –R.A. Salvatore, New York Times Bestselling author
While the Earth quaked, a deadly power burst forth from ancient Atlantis. For the gate of time had been torn open, freeing a cataclysmic evil.
Only the last guardian, Jon Shannow, the legendary pistoleer, could shut the deadly portal. But to accomplish this he would have to find the shining Sword of God, said to be floating among the clouds in the perilous lands beyond the wall, where beasts walked like men and worship a dark goddess. As Shannow embarked on his impossible quest, demons gathered in wait.
And–somewhere–a golden-haired woman was dreaming of blood . . .
“David Gemmell tells a very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy.”—New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore
John Shannow, The Jerusalem Man, lived in a world that had toppled on its axis. Civilization had been replaced by ruthlessness and savagery. Relentless in his quest for peace, Shannow followed a path that led only to bloodshed and sorrow.
Abaddon, the Lord of the Pit, sought to plunge mankind into a new Satanic era. His Hellborn army spewed forth from the Plague Lands with an unholy force stemming from human sacrifice. For it was the blood of innocents that fueled the corrupted Sipstrassi Stones of Power—the source of Abaddon’s might.
But the Hellborn made a fatal mistake—they took the woman who had stolen Shannow’s heart. He would move Heaven and Earth to save her or he would die trying.
“Gemmell . . . keeps the mythic currents crackling.”—Publishers Weekly