David Gemmell was a very good writer of the novels with the action placed in the fantastic world. Action of this novel is really dymanic and the reader is really not able to guess what will happen on the next pages.
I am not a fan of the fantasy books, but Gemmell's books describe the behavior of the real people. People described in his novels are not ''plastic''. Their personalities are very complex as it is in the real world.
This is a story about the real friendhship between two males, which requires big sacrifice (Klay and Druss). There is not sacrifice, which can make Druss scared, because he knows no fear.
Druss - the master of the axe is the real hero who knows what the honor is. But he is too good and too simple man to achieve his goals without the support of somebody else. He is the hero and the great warrior, but the different person is the brain. The poet Sieben is his complacement. When they are together they are able to achieve everything what they want.
Sieben is a very talented poet who is aware of his skills and also the power of the written word. Thanks to his good works in poetry, where he presents achievements of his warrior friend he created the legend of the Druss the Axeman. Druss very often complains that people do not know him, but they know Druss the Legend, who is presented in Sieben's works, which are always faster than Druss. Sieben could be a very good propagandist.