David Gemmell was born in London, England, in the summer of 1948. Expelled from school at sixteen, he became a bouncer, working nightclubs in Soho. Born with a silver tongue, Gemmell rarely needed to bounce customers, relying on his gift of gab to talk his way out of trouble. This talent eventually led him to jobs as a freelancer for the London Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, and Daily Express. His first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and has remained in print ever since. He became a full-time writer in 1986, and his books have consistently topped the London Times bestseller list. David Gemmell died in the summer of 2006.
"David Gemmell tells a very real adventure, the stuff of true epic fantasy."--New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore
"Gemmell . . . keeps the mythic currents crackling."--Publishers Weekly