David Andrew Gemmell was a British author of heroic fantasy, best known for his debut novel, .. Wolf in Shadow () · The Last Guardian (); Bloodstone ( ). Omnibus: The Complete Chronicles of the Jerusalem Man (). Bloodstone is the third novel in the Jon Shannow series written by David Gemmell and follows the events in Wolf in Shadow and the Last. A brand-new edition of the second novel in fantasy legend David Gemmell’s classic Jon Shannow series.

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For these reasons and more I am taking off one star, but this is still well worth a read and a good, if not great, conclusion to the series. You will change the world. Presumably the last of the Jon Shannow novels, this book includes a fast-moving plot, plenty of characters sometimes hard to remember who is who and a lot of action, including a lot of death, shooting and injuries as well as a healthy mix of the supernatural and a wee bit of science-fiction. The entire series deals with the Stones of Power, also known as the Sipstrassi.

The ending is a bit of a doozy as well. What happened to her mother? Rise of the Blood Masters: Originally intending to be a historical novelist, Gemmell was intrigued by events which ended badly for the protagonists.

Bloodstone (Sipstrassi : Jon Shannow, book 3) by David Gemmell

Without giving anything away, the ending did leave just a little wiggle room for bloocstone hero’s survival if you think about it hopefully enough. As I conclude this trilogy, I can’t help but think these books were naught but bloodstnoe experiment for Gemmell, maybe even a creative exercise in between his other, more consistent sagas.


Fall of Kings was published in under the joint authorship of David and Stella Gemmell. When everything comes together for a real standoff xavid the surviving characters the reader is absolutely invested. Published October 29th by Del Rey first published I have a hard time buying the changes in Jon Shannow, especially the twisted bit at the end. And though the character arc of the protagonist isn’t as I was a bit disappointed in the ending, and the time travel aspects got a bit confusing at times.

But when a troupe of mysterious men arrives, Laya falls under their spell – despite their mother’s warning to be wary of strangers. The odd event seemed familiar so either I read it so long ago I’ve forgotten or Gemmell’s penchant for starting stories from the end, with references to what has already happened, although he hasn’t written that story yetis what makes it familiar.

Oct 25, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 25, David added it Shelves: I don’t like to believe that, but it’s the reality of life, so perhaps I shouldn’t have studied the Alamo.

Bloodstone is a very good ending for the saga of Jon Shannow. Bloodstone By David Gemmell.

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Of applicants, he was probably the least qualified for the position, but was hired owing to his display of arrogance during the interview, which was mistaken for self-confidence. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

The final conclusion was pretty clever, but the author weebled-wobbled and fell down too many times getting there. And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart?

Book Five of the Dragon Bloodsfone Saga. I have reread most of his novels often and bought many extra copies to pass on. Someone should bring the Jerusalem Man back he’s that interesting to s The final triumph of the Jerusalem Man.


The Empire of Ashes. Our Books See all Books. It can get a guy killed. Probably only worth reading if you’ve read some of the previous David Gemmell Shannow novels.

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Everything else is just shades of opinion. Wounded, his memory shattered, Shannow combated evil and injustice the only way he knew—head-on, both guns blazing.

View high res cover image. Now I am not inferring any sort of plagiarism from either author I’m just noting the convergence of ideas. Any fan of westerns, fantasy, post-apocalypse, or suspenseful action will love this series about a post-apocalyptic gunslinger that blodstone known as the Jerusalem Man for his early quest for the lost fabled city.

The Unbound Empire is the epic finale to the spellbinding tale of courtly intrigue and dangerous magic that began with The Tethered Mage and The Defiant Heir. The John Shannow books were an interesting excursion.

Bloodstone (Jon Shannow, #3) by David Gemmell

Gemmmell wrote about warriors and heroes, many of them ancient Greeks and Romans. Unfortunately I now know the truth about the Alamo… The Alamo is a consistent story of cock-up after cock-up.

Immediately travelling back to the UK, he underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in a private London hospital.