THE KING BEYOND THE GATE. David A. Gemmell.

THE KING BEYOND THE GATE.

London: Century Publishing, [1985]. Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's second novel and first hardcover book. The second title in the Drenai series, following LEGEND. "His strengths as a fantasy author are immediately evident: a technical ability to press ahead with revelation and action at a pace whose intensity can seem at times almost surreal; an interest in depicting Heroes who are weathered, seemingly past their prime, reluctantly but profoundly charismatic; and a focus on bands of Companions..." "He is one of the central entertainers of the genre." - Clute, Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 393. See Pringle: St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, p. 227-28. Age darkening to text block, a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #17423

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