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The prophecy was clear. Upon the death of three kings, the world will be plunged into chaos, and all the castout demons of history will return to bring blood and horror to the world. Two of the kings are dead. The third, about to be born, is hunted by the Demon Riders of the Krayakin, Lords of the Undead.

All the terrifying forces of evil range against a pregnant queen at bay in a haunted forest. But she is not alone. Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army. Three old men, ancient heroes, discarded by the king: Nogusta the Swordsman, Kebra the Bowman, and the hulking fighter, Bison. The fate of empires rests on their fading skills as they journey through a tormented world on a perilous quest to save the unborn king.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Another Awesome bk by David Gemmel & Sean Barrett

About 6 wks ago I found David Gemmells "Legend" The story of Drugs the Deathwalker & have burned through the Drenia series @ a pace that saddens me cause I know it's drawing to an end. Everytime Iv read/listen to one of DG's bks voiced by the outstanding Sean Barrett (a top 3 narrator in my personel pantheon on narrators) I think of Nine Fingers & for those of you that know the genre that's high praise. So staying with that thought if you love the "Bloody Nine" don't wait, start with Legend & I'll meet you @ the end of the Drenia series. Yes, it's that good!

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Sean Barrett is the perfect voice

for David Gemmell's work! Turned a long drive alone into an adventure in Gemmell's world. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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The worst part of the Drenai series. But still OK

All jokes repeating over and ovet. The plot doesnt make much sense either. But still enjoyable.

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  • Colm
  • 08-31-18

Great

Excellent story, one of Gemmell's best in my opinion, and great performance- accents amd pronunciation much more consistant than in some other series on audible.

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  • Brett Gary Jackson
  • 08-14-18

Brilliant

The narrator really brought the characters to life. Love Gemmels style too. . . .

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  • Brendan
  • 05-09-18

One of Gemmells best books

Love this book, read it multiple times, first time listen and thought narration was excellent.

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  • Nathan
  • 01-31-18

Brilliant

One of the best books in the series. Loved it 😊 Highly recommend to anyone even as a stand alone book.

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  • P. Craine
  • 01-02-18

Purple mountains with two moons.

8 books in to a series of 11 and I'm still gripped from start to finish.
Although I enjoy the books of David Gemmell, I have to add the narrator Sean Barrett provides a truly outstanding performance. One thing I will do once I have concluded the Dream series will be to check other books narrated by Sean Barrett. A great meld of author & narrator.

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  • M heath
  • 11-28-17

Better in text but Gemmell still pulls through

Which scene did you most enjoy?

My favourite scene would give away a spoiler

Any additional comments?

I am not a big fan of audio books from authors I usually take the time to read such as Gemmell because I hear the narrators voice when I go back to reading the books. However, when I don't get time to read anymore audio books like these can help make up for it when driving or walking the dog etc.

I read this a few years ago on my kindle so getting the audio companion price is what tipped me over into making this purchase. With the one exception of how the narrator does the females voices there is nothing to pick fault about.

The book/story is as good as anything else by Gemmell and the narrator rises to the challenge of performing what I consider to be epic fantasy by the best author in this genre ever.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-17

couldn't get through it.

I used to love David gemell books but found this too black and white, too fantastical and too contrived. I thought this would be a great listen but to my surprise I really struggled and ultimately gave up.

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  • Johnathan
  • 10-03-17

love it !!

such a great writer. pulls you into the story. it's a hard one to stop. finished this in 1 weekend !!