Rating: 4/5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
At last, the famous battle at Dros Delnoch. The last stand of Druss the Legend. Reading the chronicles of Druss, there are so many battles in which he fought, the most memorable one being beside the Nadir. And now, Ulric, the leader of the Nadir, the one who had united all the tribes together, was at the walls of Dros Delnoch, intent of conquering the Drenai.
I found it a bit sad that Druss had grown old and was having to face dotage. It was tough for a warrior like him to face the fact that he was no longer strong enough, young enough to fight. His whole had been spent fighting wars.
But even in the last days of his life, Druss was still a legend. He had a talent very few have, the ability to inspire warriors to give their best, to fight for hopeless wars where only pain and Death lay in wait.
I really couldn’t see a way out for the Drenai to win this one even though I knew from the prophecies in the earlier books what the final result would be. The ending totally caught me by surprise, especially Rek and Virae’s. Once again, David Gemmell crafts a good story that keeps you guessing.