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Summary

Centuries after Connavar's triumphant battles against the invading army of Stone gained the Rigante their freedom, the clan finds itself oppressed once again.

Magic that once flourished has been all but snuffed out. The Varlish king and his barons have stolen Rigante lands and robbed the people of their culture and liberty. From the Rigante's former seat of power the black-hearted Moidart rules; only in the north are the clansmen free.

There, in the Druagh mountains, the magic still reigns, strengthened by bold, brilliant victories of the outlaw leader known as Ravenheart. In the south, civil war has drenched the land in blood, and the armies of destruction are slowly creeping north where Ravenheart waits, believing the armies of the hated Moidart will come, led by the brutal ruler's only son, Stormrider.

Ravenheart and Stormrider, enemies of uncommon courage, are unaware that the fate of their world lies in their hands. Both are destined to be heroes, but one of them is doomed. For a secret lost in the uncharted past has returned to haunt these two warriors as they face not only the malice of powerful men but the vengeance of an ancient evil, rising from the bloodshed to slake its thirst.

As immense armies of darkness advance, it seems as if nothing will stop them. They crush their enemies with ease, until only a few thousand highlanders stand before them, with no help in sight. But these are not ordinary men. They are clansmen, and more than that, they are Rigante.

©2002 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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The end of another great saga.

Loved this novel, once again Gemmell brought a world to life and created characters with real soul.
Well worth the listen.

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The rigante series is well worth a listen

I really enjoyed each book In the series. This was no exception. There is a lot to enjoy about these books. Narration is also very good

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great stuff

why is there a minimum word count. frustrating. good book, great narrator! i defo recommend

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  • 18-12-17

another great book!

what more can i say but this: i have yet to listen or read a David Gemmell title that didnt keep me riveted to every word from the first word to the last. This last book in the Rigante series is no exception. beautifully performed, have no worries about a female narrater! I wait impatiently for the rest of Gemmell's books to come out in audio! Enjoy! This entire series was truly excellent!

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  • Michael
  • 09-11-18

fantastic story

fantastic story, I loved it and I am sad to hear it's end. I thank the Adjoa Andoh for great performance. I believe that out her the story would not touched me so.
Again Thank you for your sentiments that added to this wonderful story. I look forward to future performances. your sensitivity brought was just what was needed

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  • K. Shriner
  • 14-09-21

Good, but I prefer Sean Barrett’s readings better.

Still a great tale and she tells it well, but I feel a male voice would have been more fitting. That said she was very enjoyable with a wide range of voices. I’d be interested to hear her read some of Joe Abercrombie’s latest/more female centered books or other books with a strong female lead. Still, great for listening on the road or on long walks. I miss David Gemmell in this world, and I treasury his stories the more for it.

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  • Steve L. Perona
  • 06-01-20

another great book by David Gemmell

I have always enjoyed the characters is gemmell book no shinning white knights that have never known lose, no Gemmells characters are always struggling with good and evil