Book Review: Echoes of the Great Song by David Gemmell

The intense moral relativity in this novel is surprising – most every character begins as morally reprehensible and at odds with one another, but over the course of the story they recognize their flaws and try to work together, and become willing to sacrifice themselves for each other if required.

Yet it manages to remain a very enjoyable fantasy novel, filled with all the determined heroism and desperate struggles we’d expect from a Gemmell novel.

What I found interesting is that the first time I read this I presumed it was set in the future – but re-reading it now I’m more inclined to think of it as more akin to an Atlantean pre-history of Gemmell’s world.

Overall, another great Gemmell book that is perhaps unfairly over-shadowed by being a standalone by comparison to his series.

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