The central character of this epic fantasy is a cowardly knight who once betrayed his fellows to the Essence of Evil and has now been left to see dark magic spread through the land. Alone against werebeasts and demons, he must find the friends he betrayed by riding through the Gates of Hell. David Gemmell has written six fantasy novels including "King Beyond the Gate", "Legend", "Wolf in Shadow" and "Ghost King".
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Once the legendary knights of the Gabala defended the nine duchies. Their hearts were beautiful; their armor was beyond compare. They were greater than princes, more than men.
But they were gone, disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Only one held back -- Manannan, whose every instinct told him to stay. Now he was the coward knight, and in torment.
Murder and black magic beset the land. Rumors circulated that the king was enchanted, changed, that his soul was dead . . . and that a reign of terror was about to begin.
Now Manannan realized he would have to face his darkest fears: he had no choice but to ride through that dreaded gate and seek out his vanished companions.
And the secret he would learn there would tear his soul apart . . . .
"A sharp, distinctive medieval fantasy. Dramatic, colorful, taut." -- Locus
David Gemmell's first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and he was widely acclaimed as Britain's king of heroic fantasy. He died in July 2006.
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Book Description LEGEND, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110712625429