Saturday, September 28, 2013
Review Of White Wolf by David Gemmell
White Wolf (Drenai Saga, #10)by David Gemmell 4*
BLURB: White Wolf marks a return to the bestselling Drenai series and David Gemmell's most popular hero of all, Druss the Legend.
Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history. No-one knew where he had gone, following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, and the assassins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Three years later, a murderous mob gathers outside a monastery, faced by a single, unarmed priest. In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East -- Skilgannon is back.
Now he must travel across a perilous, demon-haunted realm seeking a mysterious temple and the ageless goddess who rules it. With assassins on his trail and an army of murderous foes ahead, the Damned sets off on a quest to bring the dead to life. But he does not travel alone. The man beside him is Druss the Legend.
In this tale of love, betrayal and treachery, in a world torn by war, White Wolf examines the nature of heroism and friendship and the narrow lines dividing good and evil.
My Review: I've always enjoyed David's Drenai books and this one was no exception, even though it is a reread. It has one of the least flawed of his heroes, who still ends up doing stuff for evil people, until he tries to hide away from everyone. Naturally that isn't going to last or we wouldn't end up with this really charismatic guy giving us action a plenty. I especially loved that one of my favourite heroes, Druss, was given plenty of page space as his fighting companion. I recommended this to those who like a really meaty fantasy book or just enjoys David Gemmell's Drenai books .