March's Fantasy (Morning Session) - Legend by David Gemmell

Please join us as we discuss Legend by David Gemmell. This heroic fantasy was Gemmell's debut and remains his most famous work, though he is also known for the Drenai Tales, the Rigante series, and his historical fiction Troy series, to name a few. Gemmell's works are known for exploring honor, loyalty, and courage in war and Legend in particular was inspired by the Battle of the Alamo. Although the novel is book 1 of the Drenai Tales, the story stands alone very well. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 345 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Please note that this is our smaller morning session (our afternoon session can be found here). If enough space opens up in the afternoon session, or if there isn't sufficient interest for our morning session, we may consolidate both sessions into the afternoon timeslot.

From Amazon:

Druss, Captain of the Axe, was the stuff of legends. But even as the stories grew in the telling, Druss himself grew older. He turned his back on his own legend and retreated to a mountain lair to await his old enemy, death. Meanwhile, barbarian hordes were on the march. Nothing could stand in their way. Druss reluctantly agreed to come out of retirement. But could even Druss live up to his own legends?

"The Alamo had a big effect on me when I first read about it. Unfortunately I now know the truth about the Alamo… The Alamo is a consistent story of cock-up after cock-up. Nobody there expected to die. I'm not saying they weren't very brave men. But the whole thing was mismanaged to the point of ineptness... I don't like to believe that, but it's the reality of life, so perhaps I shouldn't have studied the Alamo. Legend is the Alamo spirit - or what should have been that spirit." — David Gemmell on the influence of The Alamo

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Wes R.

    As per our conversation about the Hardcore History podcasts, here's the link to Dan Carlin's page. They are also available on iTunes.

    http://www.dancarlin.com/disp.php/hh

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Amy Z

    This was my first book discussion. Coming in I had a very general idea of what it might be like and it was so much better. The whole meeting was laid-back, open and not only did we discuss Legend but other books, movies and podcasts about Genghis Khan that I want to check out. It was all very free flowing and fun. I can't wait to attend another!

    5 · March 11, 2013

    • Karla K.

      Welcome Amy! I'm glad you had a good time and I look forward to seeing you at the next discussion!

      March 11, 2013

  • Constance B.

    Guys, I accidentally left my lights on and I'm trying to figure out how to get my jump car. I'm not not sure if i'll make it on time. I'd come like i usually do, but I want to make sure that it get fixed by tomorrow for work.

    March 10, 2013

  • Heather

    sorry, I had such good intentions but I know I'll want to sleep in tomorrow!

    March 9, 2013

  • Vijay

    Just a quick reminder, we're losing an hour to DST tomorrow, so please change your clocks and plan accordingly, and please update your RSVP if needed. Thanks!

    March 9, 2013

  • Vijay

    I hope you're all enjoying the book. Just a reminder to keep your RSVP updated and accurate. Thanks!

    Also, this will be our group's 200th meetup!!!

    1 · March 5, 2013

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