by David Gemmell
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841498584
Date: 01 October 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Having gone to the trouble of publishing a 25th Anniversary edition of David Gemmell's evergreen and ever popular Legend, it's a shame that Orbit didn't make more of their normally excellent production values. In spite of the inclusion of a new foreword by the late author's spouse, this is little more than a standard paperback reissue with a bit of gilt lettering on an otherwise pedestrian looking cover. Many of Gemmell's legions of fans will have wished for something a little more celebratory.
"The Legend Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy death. The Fortress Mighty Dros Delnoch, protected by six outer walls, the only route by which an army could pass through the mountains. It was the stronghold of the Drenai empire. And now it was the last battleground, for all else had fallen before the Nadir hordes. And hope rested on the skills of that one old man..."