Waylander, published in , was David Gemmell's third book. Once again set in the land of the Drenai in which Gemmell brings us his best known anti-hero, Waylander. The King of the Drenai is dead and troops are invading the Drenai lands killing men, women and children. The hopes of the Drenai are with one man - Waylander - the traitor who killed the King.
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Look Inside. But he had ignored them. He had made his kill. And even as he went to collect his gold, he knew that he had been betrayed. The Drenai soldiers were doomed to ultimate defeat, and chaos would soon reign. Then a strange old man told Waylander that the only way to turn the tide of battle would be for Waylander himself to retrieve the legendary Armor of Bronze from its hiding place deep within a shadow-haunted land.
He would be hunted. He was certain to fail. But he must try, the old man commanded—commanded in the name of his son, the king, who had been slain by an assassin… Waylander was the most unlikely of heroes—for he was a traitor, the Slayer who had killed the king….
His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers. Widely regarded as the finest writer… More about David Gemmell.
However, David has also acknowledged that three of his major influences were Louis Lamour, J. Tolkien, and Stan Lee. We were at the San Diego ComicCon, rustling up new readers, and David had just finished a two-hour continuous signing. Here was the man who, through his Marvel Comics stories, had reinvented the relationship between heroes and villains, forever blurring the barriers between good and evil. Before long the two fantasists were chatting away happily.
His lands live and breathe. His heroes are mighty swordsmen, ax-wielders, and post-apocalyptic adventurers. Worse, his heroes are generally saddled with young, green heroes. Nothing drives you crazy more than a cocky kid. But they overcome, and the cocky kids become heroes, too. This is great reading. Read An Excerpt. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Available from:. Paperback —. Also in Drenai Saga. Also by David Gemmell.
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Waylander by David Gemmell
Now, known to the locals as the Grey Man, he is seen as the rich foreigner, an elusive outsider that the other nobles and merchants can benefit from. Waylander is not the only killer on the prowl, as an icy mist lurks from Kuan Hador, a city forgotten to time. Heroes, be they from the shadow or the light, are drawn to Kuan Hador to face the return of an old enemy. Waylander returns with an old friend, and the scars both mental and physical of a life hard lived as an assassin.
Comparisons to more recent heroic-fantasy can be drawn to Waylander, and Gemmell being the big daddy of the sub-genre, this is definitely worth a read! Waylander is the third novel that David Gemmell wrote in the Drenai series. As with other works by the author, the theme of redemption runs strong throughout, and though good and evil are at odds, the shades of grey divide the battlefields. From the Priest Dardalion who battles with his will to do good, to the General and war-hero Karnak, each and every soul in this book is well fleshed. They live, they breathe, they fight, love and laugh. They have soul. And, that is why I love Gemmell.