David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, was first published in 1984 and went on to become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers.
Widely regarded as the finest writer of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in Sussex until his tragic death in July 2006.
"This is how the oldest tales should be read and known. Gemmell is
a master of plot, but his triumph is creating men and women so real
that their trials are agony and their triumph is glorious."
"David Gemmell carries us away to a four-cornered, wholly
convincing cosmos, so masterfully done that the reader thinks 'Ah,
this is what it was really like.'"
--Stephen Pressfield "To anyone who enjoys an action-packed historical epic."
--Joanne Harris "The loyalties and betrayals, the love and the hate, the endless, everlasting courage of the men -- and the women -- of both sides are brought to life in this vivid, inspirational recreation of the Troy myth."