Rigante

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 396 ratings

Sword in the Storm Summary

Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.

From the master of the genre, this is a tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, as Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic.

©1998 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Sword in the Storm

    • Rigante, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Narration is somewhat discordant.

    • By Ben on 26-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Midnight Falcon

    • Rigante, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heroic Fantasy at its best

    • By Northern Boy on 07-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Ravenheart

    • Rigante, Book 3
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Rigante and his bastard son, Bane, defeated the invading army of Stone. In that time, Connavar has become a legend, and the Rigante have lost the freedom so many gave their lives to preserve. A conquered people, they live and die under the iron rule of the Varlish, their culture all but destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, well performed

    • By Hugh on 22-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Stormrider

    • Rigante, Book 4
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great stuff

    • By J. G. Howard on 29-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99