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Rigante Series 01 - Sword in the Storm
Conn reined in his steeldust pony at the top of the last rise and stared down over the wide valley below, and the distant, sparkling sea. In the centre of the verdant valley stood Seven Willows, a large stockaded town of perhaps three hundred homes, with some twenty farms dotted around it. Cattle,... Puis...
La Mort des Nations
J.-C. Pella était une cité en pleine croissance. Amyntas, le père de Philippe, avait contracté de lourds emprunts pour faire venir des architectes du Sud. Ces derniers avaient conçu des temples et des avenues avant d’élargir le palais. Quant à la noblesse fortunée de Macédoine, on l’avait incitée à... Puis...
Rigante Series 02 - Midnight Falcon
Eighteen of the men with mortal wounds were brought back from the brink, as were three of the badly wounded Iron Wolves. There were no survivors among the Vars, for the outlaws moved among the wounded, killing all who still breathed. The folk of Three Streams stripped the dead of their weapons and a... Puis...
Drenai Series 08 - Winter Warriors
Her mother's sickness and death had filled her with a terror of cancer that caused awful nightmares, and left her trembling in her bed, her face and body bathed in cold sweat. Small, scurrying rodents inspired a sense of dread in her, leaving her incapable of movement. But most of all the death of h... Puis...
L'Enfant Maudit
J.-C. Parménion s’intégra rapidement à la caserne de Ménélas et, même s’il ne devint jamais populaire auprès de ses nouveaux camarades, il n’eut plus à subir les problèmes auxquels il avait été confronté au cours des trois années précédentes. Tous les ans, lui et Hermias représentaient leur caserne... Puis...
Le Bouclier du Tonnerre
Il y avait quelque chose de sinistre dans ce mur blanc et dans les filaments qui en sortaient et dérivaient sur les rochers sombres à demi submergés. Il frissonna et serra son manteau autour de lui. Il était facile de croire aux légendes sur les monstres marins et les démons des profondeurs, quand o... Puis...
Jerusalem Man 02 - The Last Guardian
The Parson and twenty of the men moved out to flank the straggling column as it headed across the valley towards the great gash the quake had ripped into the ancient Wall. The Parson carried a short-barrelled rifle, his pistols jutting from the belt of his black cassock. The rescued wagons carried s... Puis...
Troy 02 - Shield of Thunder
All contests ceased, and the market traders were refused permission to sell their wares. A hundred bulls, sixty goats, and two hundred sheep were sacrificed to Hades, Lord of the Underworld, with the meat then hauled off to feed the thousands thronging the hillsides around the city. Hekabe’s body wa... Puis...
Stones of Power 01 - Ghost King
Behind him came the red-faced Hogun, staggering under the weight of the deer the crippled Brigante had killed two hours before. Prasamaccus sank to the ground beside Laitha. 'What is going on?' 'The noble prince has decided to take on the Witch Queen,' she answered. 'He is heading off to some mount... Puis...
Hawk Queen 02 - The Hawk Eternal
The walls were lined with shelves of old oak, some of them twisted and cracked with age. Upon some of them were parchment scrolls, leather-bound books, and sheafs of paper bound with twine. Others were stacked with metal cylinders or small glass bottles sealed with wax. On the far side of the hall t... Puis...
Jerusalem Man 01 - Wolf in Shadow
Like most riding men he abhorred walking, and his knee-length boots with their thick wedged heels made his journey a personal nightmare. By the end of the first day his right foot was blistered and bleeding. By the third day, he felt as if both boots contained broken glass. He was heading north an... Puis...
The Damned 01 - White Wolf
He had not been aware that his need for solitude was so great. Even the muted noise from the tavern below was welcome, for it emphasized that he was alone now. Lifting the Swords of Night and Day from his shoulders he dropped them to the bed, then pushed open the window and gazed out over the ocean.... Puis...
Drenai Series 06 - The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend
Many of the men could not understand the depth of his grief, knowing nothing of love, but all could see the change in him. He sat at the prow, staring out over the sea, the massive axe in his hands. Sieben alone could approach him, but even the poet did not remain with him for long. There was littl... Puis...
Drenai Saga 02 - The King Beyond the Gate
A three-quarter moon hung in a clear sky, its reflection glinting from a thousand rain-washed cobbles on the Street of Pillars. From the shadows of a tall building came six men in black armor, dark helms covering their faces. They walked swiftly, purposefully toward the palace, looking neither to ri... Puis...
Drenai Series 03 - Waylander
The hunter lay flat on his belly, his chin in his hands; behind him, on the far side of the hill, his horse was tethered. He eased his way back from the hill-top, walked slowly to the steel-grey gelding and unbuckled the thick saddle roll, opening it out on the ground. Within the canvas wrapping was... Puis...
Rigante Series 04 - Stormrider
Fourteen had been slaughtered en route to feed the nine herders, and sundry other folk who had begged food along the way. Five had been stolen, and Maev had forbidden Kaelin to lead his men after them. This had galled the young Rigante. 'They are my cattle, Kaelin,' she said, quietly. 'If anyone is... Puis...
Drenai Saga 01 - Legend
Hundreds of ballistae arms were pulled back by thousands of sweating warriors. Muscles bunching and knotting, the Nadir drew back the giant arms until the wicker baskets at their heads were almost horizontal. Each basket was loaded with a block of jagged granite. The defenders watched in frozen horr... Puis...
Knights of Dark Renown
The two men had been courteous and respectful when the innkeeper introduced them, but once into the forest they had changed subtly. Strad, the taller and more gregarious of the two, had become silent and almost sinister, while Givan had taken to openly staring at her, letting his eyes linger on her... Puis...
Morningstar
There was no way the giant would be fit to travel for several days and, though Mace wanted to leave him behind, Wulf and I refused. Ilka, though incapable of speech, made it plain she felt the same, sitting beside the wounded man and glaring up at Mace. Jarek took his bow and quiver and left the ca... Puis...
Rigante Series 03 - Ravenheart
He lay on the grass watching Jaim Grymauch and Kaelin Ring practising with wooden swords. The sun was shining, and the grass felt soft as a feather bed beneath him. Jaim and Kaelin were laughing and joking as they circled one another. Banny felt privileged to have been invited to join them. Even woo... Puis...
Drenai Series 04 - Quest for Lost Heroes
He lounged back on the ivory inlaid throne and stared down at the shaman kneeling before him. Shotza kept his eyes on the rugs below him, considering his words with great care. He was the third shaman to serve Jungir Khan; the first had been impaled and the second strangled. He was determined there... Puis...
Jerusalem Man 03 - Bloodstone
It does not need more intellectual men. No, and it does not need more caring men. What it cries out for is more holy men. The Wisdom of the Deacon Chapter ii * * * Seth Wheeler pulled the blanket up tight around his ears and settled his head against his saddle. The night air was cold and it had bee... Puis...
Dark Moon
An intelligent man, and not without bravery, Cellis knew that following confession they would torture him anyway, and he chose to remain silent. Pooris, Niro, the Duke and Karis observed the beginning of Cellis's ordeal, then retired to the Duke's apartments. Niro was sent to man the small office a... Puis...
Troy 01 - Lord of the Silver Bow
In Egypte the horses had been small, their buttock-pounding gait bruisingly uncomfortable for a heavy man. He had also felt faintly ludicrous with his long legs hanging close to the ground. But the Thessalian-bred horse he now rode was a joy. Just under sixteen hands, golden-bodied, with white mane... Puis...
Hawk Queen 01 - Ironhand's Daughter
The baker had set off just after dawn. He always enjoyed these quarterly trips into Citadel town. Gwalch was an amusing, if irritating, companion, but the money they shared from their partnership helped Tovi to maintain a pleasant and comfortable lifestyle. Gwalch made honey mead of the finest quali... Puis...
Loup Blanc [Drenaï] David Gemmell By Sly
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Drenai Series 07 - The Legend of Deathwalker
There were so many ambitions he had longed to achieve, the foremost of them to ride into the city of Gulgothir beside the Uniter; to see the Gothir humbled, their high walls brought down and their army in ruins. Anger flooded him and for a while he allowed the richness of the emotion to rage within... Puis...
Drenai Series 05 - Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf
Kasai reined in his hill pony. It was a fine beast, fourteen hands tall, but the southerner's horse was sixteen hands, maybe more. Kasai's cousin Chulai reined in alongside him. 'Do we kill him?' he asked. 'Wait,' ordered Kasai, studying the approaching rider. The man was dressed in black, a d... Puis...
Drenai Series 02 - The King Beyond the Gate
He removed his dark helm and settled himself down. The stars were bright, but Caphas had no eyes for them. The night was cool and clean, but he hated the emptiness. He longed for the sanctuary of the Temple and the drug-induced orgies. The music of the torture room, the sweet sound of a victim's ple... Puis...
Stones of Power 02 - Last Sword of Power
'And there is the realm of Goroien,' he continued, pointing to a distant range of forbidding mountains. The landscape was pitted and broken, but many shadows moved furtively between the dead trees and the cracked boulders. Some slunk on all fours, others flew on black wings, still more slithered or... Puis...
Echoes of the Great Song
His wisdom was very great, for the hand of the All Father rested upon his shoulder. He knew the numbers of the stars, and the circle of the world. No secret could be hidden from Old One Young. Not a secret of the past, nor a secret of the soon to be. One day he began to weep, and the tears from his... Puis...
Le Prince Noir
Ses poumons démesurés déformaient sa cage thoracique, et il ne pouvait effectuer que quelques pas avant de devoir se reposer, épuisé. Assise à côté de lui, Dérae posa la main sur sa poitrine et le regarda droit dans les yeux. « Je ne peux rien pour vous, fit-elle tristement en voyant l’espoir le qui... Puis...
The Damned 02 - The Swords Of Night and Day
Alahir had been gone too long, and he feared some disaster had befallen him. The veteran soldier had every faith in Alahir’s skills with bow or blade, but in the mountains a horse could stumble, pitching its rider over the edge of a precipice, or fall, trapping him beneath its body. One man had been... Puis...
The ship entered the harbour a little before noon, piloting past the Drenai war triremes and the merchant vessels anchored in the bay. On the milling docks street traders sold charms, ornaments, weapons and blankets to mariners, while burly dockers carried provisions up swaying gangplanks, stacking... Puis...
Le Seigneur de l'Arc d'Argent [Troie-1] By Sly
En Égypte, les petits chevaux à la démarche dansante avaient été affreusement inconfortables pour un homme lourd. Gershom s’était aussi senti légèrement ridicule, ses longues jambes touchant presque le sol. Mais la monture thessalienne qu’il chevauchait maintenant était fantastique. La bête faisait... Puis...
Les rayons du soleil filtraient par les volets dans son dos. Il pouvait entendre des voix étouffées dans la pièce d’à côté – celle, grave, d’un homme qui suppliait, et celle dure de la Vieille Femme qui répondait. Étouffés par les murs épais de pierre et de chêne, les mots étaient perdus – ce qui ét... Puis...
Renegats
Puis, libérant son énergie, il dégagea son bras droit et enfonça son coude dans la gorge du garde. L’homme chancela en criant. Manannan se tourna vers l’autre homme et lui asséna un violent coup de tête. Une fois libre, il préleva une dague dans la ceinture du garde, bondit sur Paulus, l’agrippa par... Puis...
L'Esprit du Chaos
J.-C. L’homme connu sous le nom d’Aristote se trouvait assis, seul, dans le jardin désert de l’école. Le regard tourné vers le nord, il contemplait les nuages noirs perchés au-dessus des monts Bora. Une brise fraîche le fit frissonner et il resserra les pans de sa cape de laine grise autour de lui.... Puis...
Troy 03 - Fall of Kings
Three days previously, his valiant force of Ithakans and Kephallenians had been fighting on the Scamander plain when the Trojan Horse had punched into the western armies like a battering ram, turning a knife-edge battle into a near rout. Two of Hektor’s riders had charged as one into Odysseus’ infa... Puis...
L'Enfant Maudit
« Je n’apprécie guère ce garçon, monsieur, mais il a gagné. Comment peut-on refuser de lui remettre le Sceptre ? — Il convient de faire un exemple. Sais-tu que mes ilotes ne parlent que de sa victoire et que tous les Sciritaïs sont au courant ? » Lépidas s’était alors tu. Et maintenant il regardait... Puis...
Drenai Series 09 - Hero In The Shadows
The suite of rooms assigned to him had been decorated with sublime taste, the colours of the walls delightfully matched in pastel shades of pale lime and pink. Works of art by the most famous and sought-after Chiatze artists adorned the walls, and the hand-painted silk curtains filtered the morning... Puis...
Greek Series 02 - Dark Prince
He stretched and rose from the bed, listening to the sounds of bird-song from the garden below his rooms. The scent of flowers filled the air and he felt almost young again. He padded to a long bronze mirror, standing before it and gazing at his reflection. No longer was he overweight; the muscles... Puis...
Greek Series 01 - Lion of Macedon
An elderly servant led him to a small room with three couches and asked him to wait. After several minutes another servant entered, bowed and led the Spartan along a corridor to an elaborately decorated andron, the walls covered with Persian rugs and hangings, the floor boasting a colourful mosaic s... Puis...