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The Drenai fortress of Dros Delnoch has fallen, and blood-hungry Nadir hordes sweep across the land, bringing desolation and despair. But with the Nadir triumphant, slavers seize a young girl in the tiny realm of Gothir, and a peasant boy steps off on a quest that will shake the world.

To rescue her, Kiall must cross the savage steppes and journey through the Halls of Hell, facing ferocious beasts, deadly warriors and demons of the dark.

But the boy is not alone. With him are the legendary heroes of Bel-Azar: Chareos the Blademaster, Beltzer the Axeman and the bowmen Finn and Maggrig.

And one among them hides a secret that could free the world of Nadir domination. For he is the Nadir Bane, the hope of the Drennai.

He is the Earl of Bronze.

©2011 David Gemmell (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Gemmell does it again

I have read all of gemmell books years ago ,these audible books makes the stories come to life again . Nice read,,,,,

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Ok

This is not as good as other David Gemmell's other books like Legend and King Beyond the Gate and Waylander in my opinion.

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  • Mr. Patrick M. Vincent
  • 07-05-17

The Ghosts-yet-to-be ride again

Classic , Gemmell. The highest praise you can give in this genre. Performance is good and allows the story to unfold in centre stage right to the end .... some author's write well but struggle to give a satisfying ending; David Gemmell always delivers at the denouement and this is another example. A great joy to finally have these magical books available on Audible.

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  • Jay
  • 06-30-17

I love this book and is in my top 5.

I can't get enough of his work. I have read this and all of his books over and over again, and getting to listen to them at work or when doing diy or just when chilling is such a pleasure.
it is well read and I feel a little sad that I finished it in less than a day but I just couldn't turn it off.
Well I'm off to start another of his book now.
I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did.

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  • Ian
  • 06-22-17

dont expect a cookie cutter trilogy format

Any additional comments?

there are forums on how to read gemmels books he jumps from time line to time line weaving a plot that spans hundreds of years

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  • Mark Stedmond
  • 07-22-18

Another in a classic series.

Loved this performance and the characters therein. Gemmell uses each novel to set up events in the next but not in a direct, easy to predict fashion.
Well worth the listen.

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  • B. C. Furzer
  • 07-15-18

excellent in every respect

Interesting and active story with varied and emotive characters. Written with flair and read with professional precision.Well recommended.

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  • David
  • 03-17-18

David Gemmells book are a new go to for me.

David Gemmells book are a new go to for me. this was one of the best fantasy novels I've ever heard. please don't put them on tv

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  • Stevie G
  • 02-13-18

David Gemmell is a gem of a writer

Sean Barrett narrates very well and helps to give Gemmell's books justice. I have listen to all 4 Drenai books so far and in order and will look forward to listen to the 5th. All are super books, listen to them in order. I suffer from dyslexia and find it hard to read books. Thanks to Audible for letting me discover this author you will not be disappointed!.

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  • P. Craine
  • 12-22-17

To join a quest!

OK so I'm hooked now. I have to say both the author and narrator have done a great job with these early books.
Definitely recommend to a friend.

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  • Mrs.
  • 10-01-17

A great story, wonderfully delivered

I love Gemmell's work and always have. Sean Barrett's gritty voice is the perfect medium for his epic and often grimly realistic tales.

It's an unusual story in that it focuses on washed up heroes and cowardly unwilling participants (a Gemmell trope), and this adds to its appeal immensely.

While lacking the individual star characters that Gemmell wrote so well, the overall group of often unlikeable questers remains fabulous entertainment.

Get this, get all the Drenai books; they're all brilliant.

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  • David
  • 09-20-17

Brilliant as Always from Gemmel

Brilliant as Always from David Gemmel and the reading of Sean Barretts brings the books to life.

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  • tribalgipsygirl
  • 07-25-17

Quest is brilliant and funny and touching.

Such a great story, with characters I fell in love with - again. David Gemmel is one of my all time favorite authors. His characters always become like long lost friends that you want to hang out with and hear all about their adventures while sitting in a tavern with a tankard or two or three of ale.