Sword in the Storm tells us about a young hero, Connavar of the Rigante. Burdened by the thought of his father being a cow [ ]. Fierce and proud, the Rigante dwell deep in the green mountain lands, worshiping the gods of air and water, and the spirits of the earth. Among. Sword In The Storm . David Gemmell mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods.

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His father died running from battle, and he vowed never to be a coward, never to betray his friends. As always with the Morrigu, the promise proves to be double-edged. Pranjalya from India I really liked the settings of the various characters. Yet Mace seems nothing more than a thief and a liar.

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I don’t like to believe that, but it’s the reality of life, so perhaps I shouldn’t have studied the Alamo. Archived from sotrm original on 19 May He went on to work as a journalist for several local newspapers in East Sussexeventually becoming editor-in-chief for five. Archived from the original on 23 May A story that just recounts a bunch of disconnected deeds of bravery and dqvid like a grocery list just doesn’t interest me.

Sword in the Storm

He quickly became one of my new favorite characters. Months later, Conn accompanies Banouin on a journey to the south to learn more about the civilization of Stone.


She assures him that his wish will be granted. His novel Ghost King introduced me to the legend of the Ninth Legion davjd ignited my interest in the Roman army. The Memory Stone By: The Rigante 4 books. Sacred artists follow a thousand Paths to power, using their souls to control the forces of the natural world.

Sword in the Storm is the first in the Rigante series and it’s a safe bet that I’ll be reading the rest after this masterpiece.

Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1) by David Gemmell

There are many jumps in perspective, sometimes to characters we only see once or who swlrd very minor parts of the story, which feels a bit pointless. Publisher’s Summary Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among davi mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. Conn has a pleasant childhood, getting into scuffs with his rival Govannanteaching his crippled friend Riamfada how to swim, and falling in love with the young and beautiful Arian.

I was a daivd concerned that we wouldn’t see much relating to the first book, but there was a clear continuity and lots of the original cast appearing, which was very satisfying. Having finished the audiobook Drenai saga, and being very comfortable with Sean Barrett’s voice, I was sceptical about a female narrating the Rigante stories but hats off to Adjoa Andoh.

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Retrieved 24 November The narrator, Adjoa Andoh, is spectacular with her diction and voices. As much as I like them, they can make some really bad decisions, but they’re very believable bad decisions.


For soon a merciless army will cross the water, destroying forever the timeless rhythms of life among the Rigante.

This turns to mutual respect after Conn proves himself by rescuing Tae during a raid on the coastal town Seven Willows by Vars invaders. Brilliantly Read Loved this version of the book, really well read and produced, difficult to turn off. Tidal waves lashed the planet, and a new ice age dawned. Chronicles of the Black Company Glen Cook 9. See, when dealing with warfare, politics, diplomacy, it doesn’t matter.

Jan 09, Keri rated it liked it. A Sipstrassi Omnibus in What’s new New posts Latest activity. Will Wight Narrated by: Anyhow, his character and plot development are so good, ithat no matter which novel you read you want to know what happens next, AND what happened before. I have read the entire 4 book series again and again more than a dozen times each, and I can tell you, I would gladly read them all over again until I die.

This isn’t just a simple story, cavid it reads like one. It’s difficult to say what overall purpose they serve. I had however, also got the Kindle version and one day decided to give it a try.