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The second novel of Skilgannon the Damned, from the acclaimed author of Legend.

Even in death, Skilgannon the Damned's name lives on. Now, as an ancient evil threatens to flood the Drenai heartlands in a tide of blood, he returns....

A thousand years after they fell in battle, two heroes - Druss and Skilgannon - are revered throughout the war-torn lands of the Drenai, where men and women live in abject fear of the dark sorceress known as the Eternal....

But what if the soul of one such hero could be called back from the void, his bones housed again in flesh? An ancient prophecy foretold that Skilgannon would return in his people's darkest hour. To most, this was a foolish hope. But not so to Landis Kan.

Having found Skilgannon's ancient tomb, he gathers up the bones and peforms the mystic ritual. But the reborn hero is an enigma: a young man whose warrior skills are blunted and whose memories are fragmented. This Skilgannon is a man out of time, marooned in a world as strange to him as a dream, remote from all he knew and loved.

Or nearly all. Before bringing back Skilgannon, Landis Kan had experimented upon other bone fragments found in the hero's tomb. That ritual resulted in a surly giant who possessed astounding strength but no memories. To Kan, he is a dangerous failure. To Skilgannon, this giant represents their last hope.

As ageless evil threatens to drown the Drenai lands in blood, two legendary heroes will once again lead the way to freedom.

Read by Sean Barrett.

©2004 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Excellent!

One of my favorite authors and one of my favorite narrators. Wonderful combination! I will definitely be listening to this again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-17

bloody brilliant

Sean Barrett adds his wonderful voice to a wonderful book. Gemmell is the master

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  • andy
  • 10-05-17

good stuff

a good tale, very well read. The characters are strong and the plot intetesring. one of Gemmel's best.

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  • John
  • 03-04-18

Superb book, great narrator

Would you listen to The Swords of Night and Day again? Why?

Will listen to David’s books over and over again. The best fictional fantasy. The narrator does a great job of bringing the book to life. A real gem.

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  • P. Craine
  • 01-06-18

Sad to see you go.

Last book in the series. But what a great ending... Some old friends & new.

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  • Jonathan
  • 12-30-17

Gemmell

Any additional comments?

Read the book 4 times so had to listen to it BRILLIANT great narration by Sean Barrett.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 11-22-17

Fantastic

I've lost my friends. I loved the drenai series.
There should be movies made. Skilgannon stole my heart.

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  • Jonathan Dixon
  • 11-07-17

Mediocre title

This book was a recommendation. Compared to other stories I can't help but find it acceptable. It doesn't wow... It's just a nice book to pass the time. Easily put down and easily picked up again.