Part of the Jon Shannow Novel series
The tyrannical rule of the Deacon and his Jerusalem Riders has unleashed upon the world a sea of bigotry and hatred, where Unbelievers and Mutants are massacred in the name of God and Peace. And the long-vanished Jerusalem Man is now considered a saint of the new order.
To speak ill of his memory is heresy. But when the church in Pilgrim's Valley is burnt to the ground, its congregation slaughtered, a rider appears and hunts down the killers. And word spreads - The Jerusalem Man is back! Hunted and alone, Jon Shannow must battle the forces of the Deacon - and face a terrible enemy from another universe; a dark god who feeds on the souls of worlds.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 16/02/1995
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781857238327
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Review by Bridgey
The last in the 'Jerusalem Man' Trilogy, and arguably the weakest of the 3, but still a brilliant read. Gemmell seems to pour out his love of alternative dimensions and time travel all into this final novel. The previous books were heavily influenced by this love but nowhere near the extent of Bloodstone. Shannow is a changed man, renouncing all violence and taking up the role of a preacher, but when his village is attacked can he continue to hold his peace or will he come out with guns blazing?Shannow doesn't feature as prominently as in the previous books but you can still feel his power running through every subplot. I would advise that the previous 2 books are read in order as many back references are made and knowing the history will help you grasp the new storylines.I have become a big fan of Gemmell while reading the Shannow novels, but wish some of the parallel dimensions was toned down for this final installment. Easily recommendable and a good read.