I started reading Gemmell about 2 years ago, and I can't seem to stop. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and Gemmell does it right. I know there are bigger names out there like Martin, Jordan, Salvatore, etc., but I am equally impressed, if not more, with Gemmell's stories. I don't mind the old 1000+ page fantasy, but sometimes I just don't feel like dedicating most of my energy into those (especially if the plot is moving slowly). It is rare to find a Gemmell book over 500 pages; he keeps the action going all the time and there is a great realness to his characters. If you like fantasy, give David Gemmell a try - you won't be let down.