A very Good copy of Gemmells first book. This is the 1984 1st impresion with Druss kneeling with light colour covers and 'Legend; in red. Just some light tanning to the pages. Square binding, pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: From the author of WAYLANDER. Druss, Captain of the Axe, whose fame was legendary, had chosen to wait for death in a mountain hideaway. But mighty Dros Delnoch, the last stronghold of the Drenai Empire, was under threat from Nadir hordes who had destroyed everything else in their path. All hope rests on the skills of one man.
From the Publisher:
David Gemmell is so committed to his work that he's offered to leap naked out of an airplane if it would appeal to readers. We haven't taken him up on the offer. However, David has also acknowledged that three of his major influences were Louis Lamour, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Stan Lee. Tolkien wrote back, Lamour passed away before David had any opportunity to contact him, and Stan Lee lived thousands of miles away from David's British home. One out of three wasn't bad, but it could be improved upon.
We were at the San Diego ComicCon, rustling up new readers, and David had just finished a two-hour continuous signing. A friend of mine spotted a familiar face, so I excused myself and darted away, returning a few moments later to say, "David Gemmell, I'd like you to meet Stan Lee." A tall, ruddy, and normally poised individual, David was struck speechless. Here was the man who, through his Marvel Comics stories, had reinvented the relationship between heroes and villains, forever blurring the barriers between good and evil. Before long the two fantasists were chatting away happily. Stan's wife, Joan, being British, was especially gracious to the London-born Gemmell. And Stan quickly demanded an autographed copy of LEGEND.
David's a dynamic storyteller. His lands live and breathe. His heroes are mighty swordsmen, ax-wielders, and post-apocalyptic adventurers. In their prime they were the best in the business, but in David's tales, they've often passed their prime, so all they really want is peace and quiet. But life (and the author) aren't that kind, and these heroes are forced out of retirement, forced to face bloody hordes of the undead, armies from Hell. Worse, his heroes are generally saddled with young, green heroes. (Nothing drives you crazy more than a cocky kid.) But they overcome, and the cocky kids become heroes, too. This is great reading.
--Steve Saffel, Senior Editor
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Century, 1984. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0712603875-2-4
Book Description Century 1984-04-05, 1984. Paperback. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-0712603875-3
Book Description Century, 1984. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_207105070
Book Description Century, 1984. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 1st printing. 2.95£ publisher's price present on the dust jacket or book. Visually checked for defects and deviations -- Found: general edge-wear. Seller Inventory # KJ3552
Book Description Century, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition............ UK first impression paperback original of the David Gemmell debut. Fair only with page tanning, creasing and wear to covers and binding visible at page 238. Century 1984. " ". Book. Seller Inventory # 9892245501
Book Description Century Publishing Ltd., London, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Reprint. Same year as original 1984 reprint of scarce paperback edition. Tanned pages but in unread clean uninscribed condition. Achival adhesive book wrap very neatly over covers. NO EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED OVER STANDARD RATES REGARDLESS OF WEIGHT OF BOOK WITHIN UK. POST WITHIN 2 DAYS. ALWAYS SECURELY PACKED AND PROMPTLY DESPATCHED. PLEASE PHONE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Seller Inventory # 005892
Book Description Century Publishing, London, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The first work by one of the fantasy genre's most famous novelists. Age-related tanning to pages; no creasing to spine. Seller Inventory # 083394
Book Description CENTURY 1984, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition paperback , very good paperback original, page edges slightly tanned, couple of pages have small edge crease, no inscriptions, bright attractive covers. Seller Inventory # 043916
Book Description Century, 1984. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A nice copy of Gemmells first book. This is the 1984 1st impresion with Druss kneeling with light colour covers and 'Legend; in red. Square binding, pages are clean. Seller Inventory # 7467
Book Description Century, 1984. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition............ UK first impression paperback original. Gemmell's first book. Nicer than average copy. VG with some page tanning and a little wear to covers. No spine fade and only one light crease to spine that remains nice and square. Century 1984. Book. Seller Inventory # 1378321034