Last Sword of Power
David Gemmell
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Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM By David Gemmell

BLOOD KINGThe Goths followed a bloodthirsty new leader, one who sought to open the Gates of Hell Wotan His immortal power stemmed from human sacrifice and dark sorcery, and no sword could touch him He rode the winds on a leather winged steed, while his armies cut a deadly swath across the northern kingdoms Even death s icy hand could not stop them Only Uther PendragonBLOOD KINGThe Goths followed a bloodthirsty new leader, one who sought to open the Gates of Hell Wotan His immortal power stemmed from human sacrifice and dark sorcery, and no sword could touch him He rode the winds on a leather winged steed, while his armies cut a deadly swath across the northern kingdoms Even death s icy hand could not stop them Only Uther Pendragon could save Britannia To do so he must wield his birthright Cunobelin s blade, the legendary Sword of Power.But Uther was chained in Hell, the sword lost in swirling Chaos All hope lay with the warrior known as Revelation, with the magic of the Sipstrassi Stones, and with Anduine, a blind girl possessed of arcane powers Only if these unlikely allies united could they hope to stop the invincible foe before the world plunged into darkness.
  • Title: Last Sword of Power
  • Author: David Gemmell
  • ISBN: 9780345379016
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback

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Ahmad Sharabiani Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Last Sword of Power (Stones of Power, #2), David GemmellThis fantasy novel tells the story of the quest to maintain the vital balance of light and dark and good and evil. As a new dark age looms over Roman Britain, the soul of Uther Pendragon is chained in Hell and his realm is under threat. But a man called Revelation arrives with a message of hope.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه فوریه سال 2008 میلادیعنوان: مجموعه سنگهای قدرت کتاب دوم : آخ [...]
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Daniel Ionson Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
This book, like the prequel, suffers from the opposite problem of most books nowadays--it's too short. There's so much depth that's skimmed over in this book, so many missed opportunities to explore the characters and the world. It's as if David was told, "condense this book into as few pages as humanly possible," and he did. And it suffers as a consequence.
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David Sarkies Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Uther in Hell19 February 2018 Well, it seems like I haven't read this one previously, even though a part of me thought that I did. I know that I have read a few of Gemmell's books, namely because one of my friends is a big fan, and I do remember reading the previous Arthurian one, but I suspect that by the time this one had come around I had basically moved on. However, since I had just finished rereading the first one I was somewhat keen on getting onto the sequel and in all honestly, I found i [...]
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Graham Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Not one of the author's best books, but fans should still enjoy it. This one follows on from GHOST KING and is much of the same, with the myths and legends of Arthurian Britain mixed up with sorcery and demonic creatures. A familiar template for Gemmell, then.This one loses points by having too many characters in a rather jumbled storyline. Most of the characters from the first book come back, a whole new cast are introduced, and to complicate matters even further, when characters die they don't [...]
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Mayank Agarwal Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
One of the few let downs by the Author. I haven't enjoyed Gemmell's Stone of Power series and this one is worse then it's predecessor having the same problems. Too many characters and plots with nothing significant for them to be there in the book. Also the many discrepancies and changes in character are unnatural. The surprises are given away too early and the climax are without a punch. There was no thrill reading it. None of the Protagonist leave a lasting impression. Any other author it woul [...]
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Nathan Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Though I love Gemmell's succinct prose, his gritty exposition and near complete lack of flowery language rarely inspires a strong emotional reaction from me. To me it is simply a different type of literature than say Tolkien. Yet this novel somehow got a real emotional reaction out of me at the end. I was really touched by the sorrow and regret of the characters as they looked back on the mistakes of the past and yearned to have chosen differently, wishing to remove the scars they had caused fro [...]
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Andreea Pausan Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Uther and the Fawn of the Forest have a son who survived his birth because of a magic stone. If the previous book was about love, this one is about forgiveness, letting go of anger and mistakes made in the past. New point of view from Ursus/Galead: the world is best without magical powers.
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Kaylynn Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
This was fun, but I think I would have to be a teenage boy to have enjoyed it to its fullest.
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Derek Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Gemmell really surprised me with this book and, at the end of this small two-book series of Ghost King and Last Sword of Power, I must admit that overall I really enjoyed the journey. I've read several Drenai books coming into this series and I was not expecting what I got here, Gemmell always writes with a lot of heart but this series has it in spades. Gemmell takes you through his story, it's probably not how you would write it but it doesn't mean you won't enjoy it. I've decided that this rev [...]
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Ian Banks Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
"We cannot hold this bridge," said Oleg. "Weight of numbers will force us back, and once we are on level ground they will overwhelm us.""Now would be an exceptionally good time to think of a second strategy," observed the Lance Lord as the Goths drew rein at the end of the causeway."I was just making conversation," replied Oleg. "Do you object to me taking the right side?"Much better than its predecessor, Ghost King. This story takes place a generation later and we pick up the story of a new str [...]
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Francesco Manno Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
panopticonitalia/2With this novel closes the sub-cycle of the Stones of Power.As the king of ghosts, the last sword of power is a fantasy in which David Gemmell draws from the Breton Cycle, but it does stravolgendolo and inserting elements related to Greek mythology and Norse, which make the story even more fun.On one side are narrated the events relating to Britain after the abandonment by the Romans, on the other hand the author leads us directly to Hell, in a parallel universe where to lord a [...]
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Ghoule Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Arg!J'ai beau apprécier le style de Gemmell en général, il lui arrive malheureusement de rater son coup.« La dernière épée de pouvoir » me rappelle mon enfance, quand je rassemblais des figurines de plusieurs univers distincts afin de créer l'ultime bataille. Je me demandais du coup « Pourquoi les créateurs de dessins animés ne font pas ça aussi? »Imaginez que Zeus (Culain? Lancelot? Révélation) tape sur Odin (Wotan) avec le roi Uther (Thuro?) Pendragon et son fils Arthur (Cormac [...]
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Federica Leva Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Uno dei peggiori romanzi di David Gemmel. Siamo molto lontani dalla bellezza evocativa del ciclo dei Drenai, dall’intensità espressiva di Waylander e dalla forza narrativa de Il Leone di Macedonia. La storia è scialba, manca di un forte motore narrativo e di un vero antagonista che facesse muovere la storia. Il dio-re non ha abbastanza carisma da rendere la lettura mozzafiato, ma tende a essere una figura di sfondo, in potenza terribile ma nei fatti poco presente nell’economia della narraz [...]
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David Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
I know that this one is going somewhere, but Gemmell works so hard to introduce old world mythology into the Saxon myths and tries to include all of the characters into the story. This one follows a fairly linear path-- Cormac is forced to march into heal to retrieve Uther's soul However, when we finally get there there is a sudden battle with Wotan (who is really an incaranation of the ancient god Molech) that is over almost as it begins. In other word, the beating of the big, bad, boss is almo [...]
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Scott Kaelen Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
As a follow-up to Ghost King, Last Sword of Power wasn't bad at all. I'd say it was on par with the first novel. But it didn't really bring anything new to the table. It's difficult to fully enjoy a book when you don't really care for its main characters; I disliked Uther completely. I didn't particularly like Cormac, either. Gian was utterly unlikeable. The eternals were all shadows of their former selves, even Pendarric. There were a few good ideas where, but none of them were fully realised o [...]
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David Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Following on from Ghost King, Last Sword of Power focuses on the more familiar elements of the Arthurian legend: of Guinevere and Lancelot's betrayal (which happens 'between' books), of Uther's son raised without knowing who he is, of Morgana, of Uther (NOT Arthur) on the isle of Avalon - although it is given a different name here - and of Uther's (again, NOT Arthur's) final battle.Like Ghost King, this novel again makes use of the Siptrassi stones to provide the rationale behind the magic. Of t [...]
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Tinamarie Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Thuro is the typical anti-hero, a mere boy who wants to be a scholar but has to become a warrior and a leader dealing with difficult decisions. He not only has to fight his fellow humans but also immortals, who more often play a cruel game than help the mortals with their Stones of Power, and savage magical creatures. These may not be Gemmell's best books, but enjoy them You may.
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by Ax Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
OpacoSi conclude il ciclo Arturiano delle Sipstrassi, un quarto capitolo (cronologico) meno avvincente del precedente, quasi un suo clone privo di vero mordente, con conseguente calo di forza attrattiva. Gemmell è altrove.
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Alex Jones Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
It is by David Gemmell, of course I absolutely loved it. I don't know what it is about his books that I enjoy so much, but even when the plot and writing borders between good and great the finished product is always so much better than the combination of everything else.
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Debby Allen Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Better than Ghost King, mainly because Gemmell isn't constrained by the existing myth. It's still a stretch, but his storytelling skill are growing. Unlike Vonnegut, his progress is consistent. Reading them in order is interesting.
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Charles Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
I hesitated a bit at reading the Jon Shannow books because they looked like they'd be in a more modern setting, and they are, with guns. However, I came to like the Shannow character as well as any of Gemmell's heroes and much enjoyed the whole set of Shannow books.
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Debby Kean Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Absolutely wonderful. A reviewer on the cover said that this book contains 'heroism and heartbreak' - and that about sums it up. Wonderful!
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Steve Cunningham Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Absolutely loved this book. Read it and re-read it
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Ngxr_ Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
we know how vengeance is a venom,but that was,i guess,pushed too far. and at the end,like everybody got together.i didnt like that
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Nenangs Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
I can't recall much about this bookEither I was distracted by another (more interesting) book, or the book was just not impressive enough.
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Aven Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
SOOOO good. Sequel to the ghost king. Lots of action, will keep you in the edge of your seat.
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Tom Webster Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
not as good as ghost king. Too many characters be far and not enough originality
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Peter Carlisle Sep 15, 2019 - 14:07 PM
Second in the series. Continues following Uther (Arthur) and his son Cormac, as well as the other characters from Book 1. This series is a strange amalgam of history and fantasy.
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Last Sword of Power By David Gemmell BLOOD KINGThe Goths followed a bloodthirsty new leader, one who sought to open the Gates of Hell Wotan His immortal power stemmed from human sacrifice and dark sorcery, and no sword could touch him He rode the winds on a leather winged steed, while his armies cut a deadly swath across the northern kingdoms Even death s icy hand could not stop them Only Uther PendragonBLOOD KINGThe Goths followed a bloodthirsty new leader, one who sought to open the Gates of Hell Wotan His immortal power stemmed from human sacrifice and dark sorcery, and no sword could touch him He rode the winds on a leather winged steed, while his armies cut a deadly swath across the northern kingdoms Even death s icy hand could not stop them Only Uther Pendragon could save Britannia To do so he must wield his birthright Cunobelin s blade, the legendary Sword of Power.But Uther was chained in Hell, the sword lost in swirling Chaos All hope lay with the warrior known as Revelation, with the magic of the Sipstrassi Stones, and with Anduine, a blind girl possessed of arcane powers Only if these unlikely allies united could they hope to stop the invincible foe before the world plunged into darkness.

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