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  • Published: 3 March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552142571
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

Midnight Falcon

(The Rigante Book 2)

His new Rigante novel.

An epic story begins with a young man's avowal: 'Tell him that one day I shall cut his vile heart out.' The speaker is Bane the Bastard, a Wolfshead living outside the law. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart.

Seventeen years after his birth, self-exile takes Bane to a rats' nest: the Great City of Stone. Here, where gladiators kill for a living, the Crimson Priests have created a reign of terror by breeding enough malice and hatred to last a hundred lifetimes. Yet here, too, the beleaguered Tree Cultists, led by the mysterious Veiled Lady, endeavour to practise their philosophy of love.

By now seeking the ultimate vengeance, Bane the Bastard prepares to join battle to destroy the Myth of Stone. The days of blood are drawing near, and this son of an undefeated warrior king - Connovar, the fabled Demonblade - must fight to save his world.

Midnight Falcon continues the compelling tale of the Rigante, which began in Sword in the Storm, and confirms David Gemmell as one of the most absorbing contemporary writers of heroic fantasy.

  • Pub date: 3 March 2000
  • ISBN: 9780552142571
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

David Gemmell

Published in 1984, David Gemmell's first novel, Legend, has become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante books and his acclaimed Troy trilogy were published as Bantam Press hardcovers and are available in Corgi paperback. All of his novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers.

Widely regarded as one of the finest writers of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in East Sussex until his death in July 2006.

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Praise for Midnight Falcon

“'The best fantasy inspires genuine involvement. David Gemmell's novels do just that'”


“'Gemmell has every right to take his place amongst the SF and fantasy greats'”


“'One of the genre's foremost entertainers'”

Sunday Express

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