It's a story you should embrace as both rousing entertainment and a tribute to his memory.
Dark Moon is nothing less than a masterpiece of the genre. With a uniformly sensitive and heartfelt handling of character, and a theme that broadens the moral simplicity of high-fantasy's workaday good-vs-evil tropes into an understanding that the greatest good and greatest evil often cannot avoid walking hand in hand, Dark moon(a stand-alone work) is a mighty epic through and through. I'm a critic who is loath to resort to gushy hyperbole, even when I can't help but rave about something. So the best way I can indicate just how powerful a storyteller Gemmell was is this: there is a single event, a moment of quiet profundity, that occurs on the last page of this book, that packs a stronger punch than most entire fantasy trilogies.