Book Reviews of Sword in the Storm (Rigante, Bk 1)

Sword in the Storm (Rigante, Bk 1)
Sword in the Storm - Rigante, Bk 1
Author: David Gemmell
ISBN-13: 9780345432346
ISBN-10: 0345432347
Publication Date: 1/30/2001
Pages: 439
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Sword in the Storm (Rigante, Bk 1) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
THis is the first book in the Rigant series and introduces you to the Rigante people and the first warrior/hero - Connavar. If you like a good quest, you will like this book and the three that follow it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best fantasies I've read in a long time. From start to finish there was never a slow spot. It kept me up late finishing it.
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Helpful Score: 1
The characters are not too unbelievable, but not very engaging. Gemmell writes better stories than this. It's the beginning of a series that seems to sell well, so maybe the later books are more developed.
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Helpful Score: 1
my favorite of the Rigante series by far! it's excellent, My friend recommended this book to me when I was out of fresh material, and I was hooked from the first word. This was my first trip into the fantasy genre.
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An enjoyable and interesting story from a premier author.
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This is an in depth high fantasy that kept me riveted from the 1st page. David Gemmell has a way of getting the reader vested in his characters. The magic in the book is light and deftly handled. There are elements of Celtic fantasy with some druids and magical/elemental creatures called the seidh who tend to interact with mortals as they will but are generally not to be relied upon. As well, there is a "witch" who gives up her powers to help her mortal friends only to regain them later through the selfless act of another. At heart this is a story about a sword wielding hero who rises from an obscure birth to become a hero. It is the beginning of a series which shows much promise. I just finished this book and have book 2 in my hand just begging me to open the cover. I have to see what happens to the characters I am getting to know so well.