Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1)
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Sword in the Storm

by David Gemmell
Release date: September 1998
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

Deep in the green mountain lands of the Rigante lies the settlements of Three Streams, whose people worship the gods of Air and Water, and the spirits of the Earth. Among them live a boy whose destiny is written in starlight. He is Connavar, the Demonblade, born in a storm that doomed his father.

A man with the makings of greatness will always have enimies and from the start of this epic chronicle it is prophesied that the Armies of Stone will one day cross the water... and that their coming will be like and avalanche.

Even as that terrible time draws near, another story is told. One that links the price of glory with the loss of a witch's powers, and with the abiding hurt of a broken promise. Here the strangest forces, wise and evil, play their allotted part - from the Ghost General and the malignant Morrigu to the Woods whose magic harks back to the world before the coming of man.

Here is David Gemmell at his best, illustrating his legendary imaginative powers in his latest epic tale of courage, love and sacrifice. Not until you read Sword in the Storm will you appreciate why Gemmell is considered one of Britain's greatest living storytellers.

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