27 years after the events of "The Last Guardian", Jon Shannow, now a peaceful preacher, takes up his guns again. At first he is simply chasing brigands, but he comes to realize that a deadly evil is once more threatening his world - and others.
I highly recommend this book. Gemmell has outdone himself in the world of twists and turns. Nobody throws you like Gemmell, so go and get this book.
One cannot read the fifth book in the bloodstone novels and not have some form of reaction. For many will be wondered by the vivid characters Gemmel writes to the detailed battle sequences he describes. Yet there is more to this book than great writing, the struggles are real, we face them every day. We all see a bit of ourselves in the Jerusalem man from the desire for peace to his knowledge and ability to survive no matter the tribulation. He will inspire you and he will force you to question your soul.
Gemmel is truly a great story teller who has the ability to tell vivid worlds in just a few worlds. I have read many of his works this was my favorite, the Jerusalem Man my favorite. This story both saddened me and enlightened me.