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The King Beyond the Gate (Drenai Tales, Book 2) (edició 1994)

de David Gemmell (Autor)

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The cunningly insane emperor of Drenai menaces his people, and only Tenaka Khan holds the power to break his tyrannical rule, but he must overcome his heritage--a legacy of warring clans--and survive a life-or-death challenge.
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Títol:The King Beyond the Gate (Drenai Tales, Book 2)
Autors:David Gemmell (Autor)
Informació:Del Rey (1994), Edition: Reissue, 320 pages
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The King Beyond the Gate de David Gemmell

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    Vengeance de Fabrice Colin (corporate_clone)
    corporate_clone: Considérée comme une oeuvre mineure de Colin, Vengeance est pourtant un roman remarquable pour amateurs d'heroic fantasy brutale et masculine. Un très bon choix pour les fans de l'univers de Drenai.
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Excellent fantasy and it fits right in with the rest of the Drenai series. Classic hero fantasy here, a little magic, a lot of fighting. No elves, dwarves or dragons, this is more man vs. man fantasy. ( )
  Karlstar | May 19, 2020 |
I really love David Gemmell's work, and it was great to flash forward two generations and see what's been happening in the Nadir/Drenai universe since Ulric's passing.

This novel had lots of dialogue, sometimes at the expense of action. Interesting events were often referred to in speech rather than described. I personally don't like much talking in a novel, though lots of readers do.

I still really enjoyed this book because the characterisation was awesome and all the hallmarks of a great David Gemmell novel were present: epic fights, a fab quest narrative, lots of emotion and romance, and feisty characters battling against almost insurmountable odds. ( )
  johncadamssf | Nov 7, 2019 |
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Title: The King Beyond the Gate
Series: Drenai Saga #2
Author: David Gemmell
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 321
Format: Digital Edition

Synopsis:


Several generations after the events that took place in Legend, Drenai is now ruled by a mad sorcerer who discovered ancient machines that allowed him to fuse men and animals, thus creating super warriors completely under his thrawl. Ceska started out as just an advisor but now he rules. Along the way he destroyed the one group that could have destroyed him, The Dragons. Elite Warriors, the Dragons chose not to oppose Ceska when he initially took control but were later destroyed by him. A few of them survived the ambush mainly by not being there. One such Dragon was Tanaka Khan, a half caste of Drenai Nobility AND Nardir nobility.

He sets out on a quest to assassinate Ceska, not caring if he lives or dies afterwards. Along the way he comes across old and new friends and realizes he really doesn't want to die. He gets help from the new 30 and eventually must seek the aid of his Nardir brethren. However, the only way to gain such aid is to become their Chief. He does so but visions of Nardir supremacy begin dancing through his head like sugar plums on Christmas Eve.

Ceska is destroyed along with his Dark Templars (dark versions of the 30) and Tenaka returns to the Nardir. The Epilogue reveals how he comes back to Drenai with a Nardir army in several years and is opposed by former allies from this story.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this a tiny bit more than Legend even while the action was a bit less. It “almost” bordered on the repetitive what with the multi-walled stalling approach but the Joinings (the man/beast hybrids) were a cool idea even if a bit under utilized.

I was talking with someone on Librarything about Gemmell and I realized that I would have enjoyed this stuff much more 15-20 years ago. I think this is geared a bit more towards the adolescent and young adult male but I don't know how the modern soyboi would take it. Anyone CAN read this but if you've read fantasy for close to a decade I suspect this won't tickle your fancy quite as much.

Nothing bad and I enjoyed this and plan on continuing the series, just not “fantastic” if you know what I mean.

★★★☆½ ( )
1 vota BookstoogeLT | May 8, 2019 |
A wonderful sequel to Legend. It loses a star because the part with the new Earl of Bronze was too confusing and seemed glossed over - was he acting a part or being taken by the spirit of his ancestors? There were also some jagged segues between chapters. ( )
  jean-duteau | May 14, 2014 |
Avec Gemmell, on n’est jamais déçu !

J’ai découvert le monde de Drenaï avec le célèbre « légende » ou Druss défend la forteresse de Dross Delnoch face aux hordes Nadir.
Dans ce livre, l’action se situe des années plus tard. Drenaï est gouverné dans la terreur par le tyran Ceska, qui s’appuie sur des troupes d’unis, sombres créatures hybrides créées à l’aide de machines des anciens.
Tenaka Khan est mi-drenaï mi-nadir, il est l’ancien général du dragon, un corps d’élite anéanti par les Unis de Ceska. Veuf, il décide de sortir de sa retraite et d’aller tuer le tyran. C’est le début d’une rébellion organisée, mais les rebelles sont peu nombreux, mal équipés. Le général et ses amis vont mettre au point un plan pour parvenir à leurs fins ou mourir en héros.

Comme dans les livres précédents de Gemmell que j’ai pu lire, c’est de la fantasy très efficace, du grand spectacle. Il y a des bataille épiques, beaucoup de héros, quelques histoires d’amour et le quota de magie qui convient. Ce n’est pas très original mais c’est vraiment agréable à lire.
sur mon blog ( )
  grimm | Oct 30, 2013 |
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