Saturday, July 29, 2006

Gemmell Dies

Fantasy writer Gemmell dies at 57

Another light goes out in the world. David Gemmell, with books like Legend, Waylander and the like, will never again thrill us with his unique storytelling. I don't think he ever completed his Troy trilogy. The story of the Rigante is over. Worst of all, no more tales of the Drenai *sob*.

There are some people in this world who deserve to die, and there are some who should live forever. David Gemmell falls into the latter category. His stories have been more inspirational to me than all the inspirational books I've read. Maybe God got sick of waiting for good fantasy stories in Heaven and plucked one of Earth's finest. His gain, our loss. David Gemmell will be missed.

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