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Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Riganteand his bastard son,Bane,defeated the invading army of Stone In that time, Connavar has become a legend, and the Rigante have lost the freedom so many gave their lives to preserve A conquered people, they live and die under the iron rule of the Varlish, their culture all but destroyed.One woman remains who follows the ancient paths once trod by theRigante She is the Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood, and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed on a doomed and unsuspecting world In a perilous land, facing an uncertain destiny, she pins her initial hopes on two men Jaim Grymauch, the giant Rigante fighter, a man haunted by his failure to save the friend he loved from betrayal, and Kaelin Ring, a youth whose deadly talents will earn him the enmity of all Varlish One will become the Ravenheart, an outlaw leader whose daring exploits will inspire the Rigante The other will forge a legend and light the fires ofrebellion.The Wyrd knows that ultimately all hopes will rest on a third man Of the bloodline of Connavar the King, he will need to overcome generations of fear and hatred if he is to achieve his destiny For he is a Varlish nobleman, and worse the son of the Rigante s greatest enemy ....

Title : Ravenheart: A Novel Of The Rigante: (The Rigante Book 3)
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ISBN : B0031RS678
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Format Type : Audio Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Transworld Digital Auflage New Ed 6 Oktober 2009
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
File Size : 661 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Ravenheart: A Novel Of The Rigante: (The Rigante Book 3) Reviews

  • Andreas Hofreiter
    2019-08-29 23:14

    nach dem ich di ersten beiden Bände der Rigante daheim hatte, die anderen beiden bei meinem Bruder geblieben waren, wurde einfach wieder vervollständigt. Gemmel ist ungeschlagen, was Fantasy angeht.

  • Nicolas Handschuh
    2019-08-25 23:35

    David Gemmell is one of my favourite authors. It all started with Waylander a long time ago. All of his books pull you into their story and make you fell like you are one with the characters. His books are very addictive and I have read all of them at least once.I have waited a long time for this new Rigante series story to come out and "Ravenheart" proved as good as I expected. Right from the start you find yourself falling in love with the main characters, Kailen, Maev and Jaim. They are not the perfect beings which you tend to find in some novels, and for that reason you can relate to them. The conflicts between the highlanders and the Varlish are well thought out and the human emotions are written so well you experience them along with the characters and some wetness in your eyes.This book combines everything I expect from a fantasy novel, love, war (fighting) and most importantly, magic. Can't wait for the next one...

  • Chilischote
    2019-09-07 06:25

    "They will say he was a hero. They will say he was a legend. But best of all, boy, they will say he was Rigante!"Acht Jahrhunderte nachdem die Könige der Riganten Connovar und Bane die eroberungslüstigen Armeen von Stone in die Knie gezwungen haben, ist die Insel der Riganten vom nicht weniger mächtigen Imperium der Varlish eingenommen worden. Aus den Riganten sind Menschen zweiter Klasse geworden und drohen, grausam unterdrückt vom herrschenden Moidart, ihre traditionelle Kultur zu verlieren. Während sich die wildesten Clans im unwegsamen Norden ihre Freiheit bewahren konnten, regt sich im unterworfenen Süden der Widerstand mit dem jungen Ravenheart als Sohn des ermordeten Rebellenführers und dem mächtigen Jaim Grymauch an der Spitze. Es geht um den höchsten Preis: die Freiheit.Da die Entwicklung des "Helden" Ravenheart vom Jungspund zum Clansmann primär vor Augen steht, könnte man fast übersehen, dass sein Erzieher und Onkel Jaim Grymauch der wahre Held ist: Riesig und ungestüm, laut und verwegen, ein häßlicher Trinker und einäugiger Viehdieb, mächtiger Kämpfer und treuer Freund und mit einem so großem Herz gesegnet, dass er ironischerweise das Edelste an den Riganten verkörpert. Er ist das Herz des Buches und stets erscheint ein sonniges Lächeln auf den Lippen, wenn dieses von Freund und Feind hochgeachtete Ungetüm erscheint und zeigt, dass mehr in einem stecken mag, als das ungehobelte Äußere vielleicht vermuten liesse. Aber ein Held kann nur so strahlend sein, wie sein Gegenspieler der Düsternis verfallen ist - und der Gegner in Form des Moidart ist ein Oberschurke de luxe: Grausam und berüchtigt, ein Hasser und Mörder, ein Ungeheuer und Künstler und doch Vater und Mann einer zwiespältigen Herkunft, der seine eigene verborgene Geschichte hat.David Gemmel hat in gewohnter Brillianz vom schwertlastigen Eisenzeitalter zum musketendominierten Schießpulverzeitalter einen weiten Bogen durch die Jahrhunderte geschlagen, ohne dass seine charismatischen Recken vom Stamm der Riganten ihre urwüchsige unverschämt sympathische Ausstrahlung verloren haben. Galt es in Connovars Zeiten noch dem Abwehr eines Feindes an den Grenzen des eigenen Landes, so müssen sich vorliegend die Riganten wider dem Unterdrücken und Vergessen ihrer Kultur stemmen und zeigen, dass sie den Schneid vergangener Zeiten nicht verloren haben. Vom Ebginn an steigt der Spannungsbogen durch scheinbar kleine Scharmützel, innere Kämpfe, Schlachten, Treue und Verrat in ungeahnte Höhen und mündet in ein derart trauriges wie auch strahlendes Ende, wie ich es selten erlebt habe. Die Handlung ist von zahllosen Handlungsfäden durchsetzt, die sich nie aus den Augen verlieren und am Ende zielsicher ineinander münden und zahlreiche komplex angelegte Charaktere auf beiden Seiten vorstellen, die vielschichtig und ehrlich in all ihren Stärken und Schwächen gezeichnet sind. Insbesondere die Beziehungen zwischen den verfeindeten Völkern werfen einen großen zivilisationskritischen Schatten, wenn die gegenseitige Verachtung und der gegenseitige Hass im Angesicht großherziger Taten einzelner Repräsentanten beider Völker in ihrer ganzen Sinnlosigkeit fast schon widerwillig auf die Waage gestellt werden.Fazit:Eine bewegende Saga mit großartig angelegten Charakteren um ein faszinierendes Volk und dessen schweren Kampf für die Freiheit! "Stormrider" ist der zeitlich direkt anschließende Nachfolgeband, an dem man nach dem Genuss dieses Werkes nicht mehr vorbeikommt.

  • Dace
    2019-09-06 02:38

    Again an exceptional book written by Gemmell.The Rigante saga are maybe his best novels.800 years have passed since Bane defeated the army of stone,now the Rigante have lost their freedom and struggle under the iron rule of the Varlish.The Rigante culture nearly destroyed.It is a story about the Rigante struggle to maintain their identity and a man who is the embodiment of the Rigante virtues (honesty,justice).Ravenheart real heroes are not warriors,but ordinary people .After reading Ravenheart I found many resemblance between Grymauch and William Wallace (or Rob Roy).Ravenheart is SUPERB!

  • Dragon Lady
    2019-09-14 06:32

    Ravenheart, the 3rd in the Rigante series. You will need to have read the first 2 in the series, Sword in the Storm and Midnight Falcon, to really understand what is happening in the story. The Highland tribe of Rigante are being persecuted and subjugated by the Varlish. The story traces the lives of the some the principle characters throughout the book, from the quick tempered young Kaelin Ring, who is only to ready to kill, his Aunt Maev who with her excellent business sense makes money than the law allows, the local lord who is cruel to both the Rigante and even his own son. Jaim Grymauch who likes nothing better than to steal prize bulls. As the Wyrd attempts to restore the balance of magic in the land. As with all his books, it deals a lot with the consequences with your actions, both in your own life and in others. Also for the need to stand on the truth and that it is no always the people who you expect, who are the noblest.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-09-05 22:32

    A bit of a slow start to this book in my opinion, and slightly confusing as the first part of the book focuses in part on a character that is not central to the story. As I have started reading the following book however, I understand we the character was presented in such a way. About half way the story is gathering momentum and I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the tale. Gemmell has a way with building purpose and motivation for his characters, and even though it can be a bit too much at times, it does make you feel for each individual. Read the first two books first to get the backdrop and you'll be ready to enjoy this!

  • Howard Brauner
    2019-09-07 00:10

    David Gemmell was one of the best storytellers ever. All his books are fast paced, easy to read, very suspenseful and they leave you with a strong desire to read more of his books and adventures. He paints his characters and worlds full of color and makes you feel part of his stories. I have reread all his books many times and they never fail to thrill me and make me want to read them yet again.

  • Roby Safford
    2019-09-04 22:19

    Never before have I been afraid that I was going to wake up my wife because I was crying too loud next to her until I read this book. I am a 6'4 230 lb. firefighter for Gods sake I can't be crying in bed next to my wife I said to myself. Little good it did. This book from it's beginning sucks you into a world of one character that I found myself apparently very attached to, Jaim Graimauch. He is the essence of everything great about Gemmell's writing. He is the type of character that inspires me to be better as a human being. I am not an overly emotional guy but this books ending is a goddamn tear jerker. Tough guys beware read it alone. F'ing five stars

  • henry smith
    2019-09-12 05:19

    Great book