He loves Fantasy, but likes to dabble in other genres when he can, to help keep the creative juices flowing.
When he’s not working the day job in IT or annoying the family, he’s either working on his own novels, maintaining his personal blog, or spending time in someone else’s creative world.
My latest tour of David Gemmell’s work has seen me revisiting the last trilogy he wrote before his untimely death; Troy, an epic retelling of the legendary Trojan War. Last time out it was part two, Shield of Thunder, which I gave 3/5 as I felt it lacked some of the spark of the first book. If you’ve not read the first two books, I recommend that you do. The series as a whole is well worth a read, especially if you enjoy Greek history, historical fiction, or any fantasy that is light on magic and dragons.
Sometimes change is good.
I'm big on fantasy. If nothing else, my reviews so far on Booknest.eu prove that. But every now and then I like to cast my net a little further and dip my toes in a different genre. It turns out I quite enjoy a good thriller too, especially when it has the feel of a modern-day western, with a hero who would feel out of place in an old fashioned sword-and-sorcery adventure.
WARNING: I've tried to keep them to a minimum, but potential spoilers ahead, so reader beware!
For my latest tour of David Gemmell’s work, I decided to start with the last trilogy he wrote before his untimely death. The Troy trilogy is an epic retelling of the legendary Trojan War. A few weeks ago I reviewed the first book, Lord of the Silver Bow, which I gave 4/5. This time around it's the turn of book 2, Shield of Thunder.