Ghost King - David Gemmell Reviews
Description:ISBN 1857236424 / Author: David Gemmell / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / The first book in the Stones of Power series
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by - written on 31/10/04, updated on 18/11/04 (Very useful, 342 readings)
This being Halloween it seems appropriate to be writing a review about a book called The Ghost King. Also if you know anything about David Gemmell as a writer you will know he specialises in blood thirsty battle and monsters and ghouls and magic from spiritual plains. Ideal for such a spooky time of year then! Now my copy of this book is the 1988 vintage (pictured above)but there is not much sense in me describing itís cover to you. The latest edition of this book is mostly a golden colour with a beautiful sun rising over a mountain range. In front of this 3 people are stood on a hill wearing tunics and brandishing swords and bows and arrows. Above this in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/08/04, updated on 28/08/04 (Useful, 51 readings)
The Ghost King is based on the story about King Arthur although this book is about his Father Uther Pendragon. Rebellion and invasion from barbarians. The young boy Thuro is in a castle in Eboracum (all names of cities and towns are historically correct, Eboracum is York) and his father is discussing an alliance against the barbarians. Thuro is a weak boy unlike his father. He enjoys reading more than the manly things in life: hunting, swordplay etc. Thuro and his father are invited out to hunt with the Lord of the castle in Eboracum and his retainers (personal soldiers). Thuro soon becomes lost by himself and little does he know there is treachery ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/03/02, updated on 07/03/02 (Very useful, 115 readings)
Ancient Britons, Romans, Saxons… No, it's not the latest episode of Time Team. It is the first book in David Gemmell's Stones of Power series, entitled Ghost King. Written after his successful Jon Shannow series, Gemmell has returned to what he does best – traditional fantasy with gererous amounts of magic, romance and violence. One thing to mention before any history buffs lay into me. Ghost King may be set in our past and uses may historical names and places, but it is not historically accurate. Nor does it claim to be. In his foreword, Gemmell says, "…it is not the story as it was – but as it ought to be". ... Read the complete review
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