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Moulded into something sharp eadlyThe settings emulate the Scottish highlands with their breathtaking vistas and wonderful culture of the clans It is an epic fantasy so expect a clash between the forces of good and the forces of evil and evil is evil here without any undertones the Baron will give you creeps and the sorcerer nightmares The good ones are few beleaguered by harsh occupation and untrained Shortly they have all the odds pitched against them They know how to fight and they know how to The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker die What theyon t comprehend is that war is not about fighting and Quadruplets On The Doorstep dying It is about winningBut youon t win by Luke dying You win by causing your enemy toie A The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane daunting task for Sigarni as she grows to become a true Battle ueen fought both by internal opposition and external foes Ironhand s Daughter sports a vast array of great supporting characters Among them you will find Belli small in terms of height but of great spirit brave Fell the hunter exotic Asmidir the strategist and magician and a true friend and also the Ironhand himself makes an appearance There are scenes to weep and to be scared beyondeath and to cheer when victories small and big are won sometimes on a battlefield sometimes within the human heart We are told that we must aspire to be just like these heroes for only by so A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy doing can we ensure the survival of civilization It is very noble Indeed it is laudable Kollarin chuckled And then we become men and we realize that it is all a nonsense It is not nonsense said Obrin We need heroes Of course weo Kollarin agreed The nonsense is that sometimes they are the enemy What then The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning do weo Obrin 4 A buddy read with the FBR Group where we try to read everything Fantasy This was very interesting Being my first read by David Gemmell I went into it with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised The book is Fantasy the kind that reminds you a lot of tales told about existing realms in this case I thought of the Highlander Scots and Irish clans in the middle ages As we are all familiar with those lands mythologies this was a perfect bland of a story of how a regular young woman from the mountains goes through some rough awakening and turns into a warrior ueen with the help of some spirits ruids sorcery and some inter imensional travel with some time istortions thrown in As it has the vibe of one of the tales of the land it also is told in a manner that jars you with the reality of human cruelty and the futility of war We stopped one war and now we have the means to pursueanother Is our land any ifferent from this one How The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated does High Druin feel aboutthe slaughter that is coming Our fight is not about honour or a stolen wife said Ballistar We fight forsurvival against a pitiless enemy There is aifference Is there My hatred is all used up Balli When they raped me I wanted to seeevery Outlander slain That is not what I Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue desire any The authoroes a great job at trying to represent all sides as objectively as possible giving a voice to the motives or even complete lack of motives of human strife He also reminds us about how precious every moment we have is because not one of those moments is guaranteed to us The people we love and might take for granted will not always be there to lean on or to laugh with Our friendships are priceless and we should live every Silent Confessions day going to sleep with the ease that if weon t wake up in the morning there will be none of them feeling regret for words spoken or hurtful A Texas Holiday Miracle deeds I think this was a very welleveloped theme from the beginning to the end of the book We had wizards once a whole temple of them They supervised the building ofthe Great Library in Zir vak They were blamed when the sun went away andsacrificed on the high altar The King promised that with their 74 Seaside Avenue deaths themountains would stop spewing fire but itidn t happen In the last two hundredyears there have been other prophets who claimed that blood sacrifice wouldappease the gods and they would relent of their punishment but they have notwe are a ying people they have notWe are a ying people there is no hope for us And yet amid all this turmoil you fight a war she said Why Why Isn t that the uestion Every side thinks they are right and the loss of life becomes nothing but piling up numbers loosing humanity one number at a time The story made me a tad melancholy but it is not a sad story it is a story of perseverance and this is why I liked it and plan on reading its follow upNow I wish you all Happy Reading and many wonderful books to come. Othing save her own concerns Until a fateful encounter thrusts her onto a path of rebellion Now hunted by the baron’s soldiers and stalked by an evil sorcerer Sigarni will be forced to fulfill her estiny or perish From the Paperback edition.

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Ironhand's DaughterSimple irect and fun sometimes just what you needSome very good points and concepts and events but sometimes it felt some thing you needSome very good points and concepts and events but sometimes it felt some thing just glossed over some plot lines like the other world city felt hugely simplistic but then again also idn t needlessly rag on This is Gemmell and so obviously has a story that is fast moving and engrossing uality nuanced characters that are flawed even the heroes Anyone can make a wrong choice at any point A proper ending to the story Even though there are books in the series and I am glad there are you could stop here happy and satisfied series and I am glad there are you could stop here happy and satisfied style of writing which is precise and flows exceptionally well It helps make reading his books a joy A back story that feels full even if they never actually tell you much about itI m not going to talk about the story Its classic fantasy fare but it has enough of its own identity and ideas to make it stand outGreat fun from beginning to end It was my week off work I wanted comfort reading I wanted the warm and knowing hug from my re read that embrace of a loved one only a book I know I enjoyed reading the first time I took hold of it and was left wanting as I placed it own I want it on the record that I am a great fan of David Gemmell Reviews that start with this line fill me with Her Nine Month Confession dread This is a book I initially read in 1996 I was 22 The world was a farifferent place The vaguely Scottish references to Clans and Outlanders with the scene setting telling me of heather and mountains with sharp nasty weather oes give the reader the image of the Scottish Highlands and the imagery used oes have that warm familiarity of this beautiful realm These places whilst in this fantastical novel filled with battles and magic exist Ok so I mentioned magic Hey there s magic Not explained in any great Let It Go depth but there are practitioners Oh and they can open portals between worlds Oh and in time I m gonna have to move on here to the elephant in the room I feel that in 2020 I live in a world of hatredivision and loathing Of jealousy and anger politics I feel that I am in tune with my world than I was at the tender age of 22 After the first 20 pages I started to read this book uickly to get it over with Not to re live the fun now but to finish it and move on You see I have grown This book has Charade of Hearts dated and I am sorry to say unmasking my love for all things Gemmell in an exposing uestion of really The title Ironhands Daughter gives me the misogyny Sigarni the huntress the untamed barren woman with many lovers can t seemingly exist without reference to her father OR from his interference That though of a glass ceiling for women that is only allowed by men Asmirir the black man Sorcerer Dammit here s to pointing outifferences in race like a bookcase to the face So He has The Yuletide Rescue (Alaskan Search and Rescue darker skin Say that Black man mutters Ballistar Dwarfeformed unhappy in his skin and only becomes happy when he is whole ie tall There are people of iminished height I am sure are happy in their skin I read the whole book in two sittings I gaped at the stereotypes and aligned them with what s going on in the world around me The Black Lives Matter movement Me Too isability rights all fighting for a recognition of wrongs that they have endured and here I am reading a book of oversimplified tropes I am now 46 My children live with what is going on in the world around us as Die Konigreiche Israel Und Juda Im 9. 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Chr. do I I want to escape to a well written well rounded fantasy realm that fills my mind with joy heartache love and wonder hate and loathing but in a grand controlled manner Iidn t hate this there are moments of glory I was just a little taken aback at how much I had moved on I m just hoping that Mr G was highlighting these with the injustice in mind rather than the lazy stereotypes it feels like Read this book as a marker of how much we have moved on in society Looking back at the Tolkien books I have loved and the minimal amount of female characters in his writing at least here Sigarni is the protagonist This is not indicative of David Gemmells work I think it may be a while before I revisit Waylander possibly the book that hooked me on his writing Truly remarkable Brutal but beautiful VERDICT Passing grade if you enjoy the genre Keep in mind I m no fantasy expert about 267 stars for me rounded up Book 1 in a series More brutal and serious than Gemmel s Morningstar But if extra high fantasy is your thing then grab some supplemental oxygen and go for it I never cared for the heroine but she was as capable as she was cold. The armies of the Outlanders crushed the highlanders at the battle of Colden Moor–killing their finest warriors and breaking their freeborn spirit The highlanders are now a conuered people ruled by the brutal Baron GottassonProphecies speak. You get all this the usual for better or worse view spoilerthe chosen one magic emons worse view spoilerThe Chosen One magic emons ghosts armed combat a After the Rubicon dwarf a big ox of a man spurned lovers rape treachery revenge artifact of power and sigh a completely one sided villain hide spoiler Buddy Read with the FBR Group An action packed page turner Easy to read but brutal at times Mr Gemmell s writing isifferent Short and to the point with an economy of words that makes everything real and natural and even uite brutal at timesI liked both the characters and the plot Sigarni is wonderfully written A strong Proud Woman With The Mind Of A Whore And Body woman with the mind of a whore and body A Prescription for Murder drive any man crazy Circumstance or fate turn her into an ice cold battle ueen as beautiful and hard like aiamond She has to struggle to make fierce men follow her into the fight for the freedom of her people She has to fight her own inner emons to understand forgiveness and accept her own faul 35 stars 3550 starsThanks to the others I shared reading this with in the Fantasy Buddy Reads group It was fun and I appreciate all the great comments and perspectives I think what I liked best about this was the strait forward easy to read and concise writing style that Mr Gemmell uses to tell his story It is pretty uick to the action without relying on over escriptiveness to get to the point yet Accounting for Taste does not shirk on getting the emotional power of the story across It was refreshing and I look forward to of his books including the seuel to this one The Hawk Eternal As to the story itself I enjoyed that very much as well The main character Sigarni is a very strong character that must overcome a lot to grow into the person she must become Besides her the other supporting characters were veryiverse and I thought well written as well I felt their emotional struggles as well as their triumphsMy reduction Anarchist Modernism down to 3 stars instead of up to 4 stars wasue to one aspect of the story and magic system It really wasn t that big a An Audience of Artists deal and Ion t want to give anything away so I won t say anything I A Dogs Head did enjoy one particular uote In the oldays the Highland peoples were free independent and unbroken Perhaps that is what makes them seem stronger golden and The History of Cartography, Volume 3 defiant Their powerid not erive from a hurled caber but a vanuished enemy They may not have been seven feet tall Maybe they just felt as if they were I love that respect for the past For a couple of terrific reviews of this book try Great Review And Another Great Review There was no change of heart I left his head on a spike and I burned his home to the ground It was a grand fire which burned bright and lit the sky and I burned his home to the ground It was a grand fire which burned bright and lit the sky many a mile It also lit men s hearts and that fire burned for thirty years What an easy read If you are looking for a page turner a classic tale of the good forces fighting overwhelming evil invaders you have found what you ve been looking for The Ironhand s Daughter tells a story of Sigarni the Huntress of the Highland people At first I thought the book was going to suffer from a nasty case of special snowflake syndrome because Sigarni is introduced as strikingly pretty and strong and the best in everything she oes with the fastest hound and the swiftest hawk but thankfully instead of being a walking legend Sigarni turned out to be beautifully flawed When we meet her she is just a wilful and selfish woman revelling in her freedom with the body of an angel and the mind of a whore At the beginning she lives the way of the hawk essentially that means she loves no one needs no one fears no one Very uickly and I am not revealing anything that is not hinted by the title it becomes apparent that Sigarni is the vanished child of the legendary king called Ironhand also the prophecized leader that will lead her people in the fight against the occupying force of Outlanders But she is forced to accept her Bachelors and Bunnies destiny nilly rather than willy Something flickeredeep within her like the birth of a fire I Both Hands Tied don t think I have ever read a book with such brutal turning point for the main character Even the Red Rising though that was shocking enoughoesn t come close to the traumatic experiences Sigarni needs to go through in order to Bread of Dreams develop and mature but if you are fond of badass heroines without aoubt you will count Sigarni among your favourites What a brave young woman she is The fact that she faces Beth Sholom Synagogue deadly challenges alone and on her own terms resonated strongly with me She truly is a woman of fire and iron but the iron in her has been run through the fire and. Of the coming of a new leader aescendent of Ironhand mightiest of the highland kings A leader who will throw off the Outlander yoke But only one highlander carries the blood of Ironhand Sigarni a wild and willful teenage girl who cares for ,

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