David Gemmell Wiki
David Gemmell Wiki

R.I.P. David Gemmell

Read about the life and works of the greatest heroic fantasy author of all time.

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Remembering Legend

The epic tale that started it all!

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Explore the Drenai World

Home of Drenai, Nadir, Ventria, Gothir, Sathuli, Naashan, Chiatze and more.

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New Gemmell Novel

Check out Gemmell's latest novel, Rhyming Rings, released eight years after his death.

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David Gemmell (1948-2006) was a bestselling British fantasy author. A former journalist and newspaper editor from west London, Gemmell published his debut novel, Legend, in 1984. The work quickly became a classic, and he went on to write a total of 33 novels. Receiving both commercial and critical acclaim, Gemmell's novels characteristically feature morally grey heroes, fast-paced action sequences and strong themes of honour, courage and redemption. He is widely regarded as one of the finest writers of heroic fantasy. Gemmell died of coronary artery disease while working on Fall of Kings in his home near Hastings in 2006. The novel was completed by his wife Stella Gemmell and published posthumously. Read more...


Waylander Druss the Legend
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The Damned Other Drenai novels
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Jerusalem Man Macedon
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Other Stones of Power novels Rigante
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Hawk Queen Troy
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Stand-alone fantasy novels Crime thrillers
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Rek: What will you do now?
Bowman: I think I will become a monk and devote my entire life to prayer and good works.
Rek: No, I mean, what will you do today?
Bowman: Ah! Today I'll get drunk and go whoring.

Regnak and Bowman after the Siege of Dros Delnoch, Legend, Chapter 31


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Druss the Legend was a fierce Drenai warrior and hero who fought in many wars, wielding his enchanted battle-axe Snaga the Sender. His skill in battle earned him a fearsome reputation throughout the world, and he was known by many titles, including the Axeman, the Silver Slayer and Deathwalker. Read more...


The David Gemmell Wiki is a free and collaborative encyclopaedia of the work of David Gemmell. It is not official in any way, but is edited and maintained by a community of dedicated fans working together to create an online repository of all things Gemmell. Although the project is still in its infant stages, we already have 262 articles and new content is being added all the time.