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The first book that I reviewed for this blog was Legend by David Gemmell.  I started reading more of Gemmell’s work because I really enjoyed his Troy series of books.

Unfortunately, I can’t say anything good about The King Beyond the Gate.  It’s standard fantasy fare. It was a little heavy on the moral dilemmas that the characters faced, and light on action and character development. I never felt any particular affinity for the characters, the world, or the story.

There are many books that Gemmell has set in this world, and supposedly they have been well received. I think I’ll have had to run out of books before I go out of my way to read another one.

Rating: 2 out of 5.