Waylander (Drenai Series)

Waylander (Drenai Series)

by David Gemmell

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Overview

All of Waylander's instincts had screamed at him to spurn the contract from Kaem the cruel, the killer of nations. 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.
Now the Dark Brotherhood and the hounds of chaos were hunting him, even as Kaem's armies waged war on the Drenai lands, intent on killing every man, woman, and child. 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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345379078
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Series: Drenai Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 180,500
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.79(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Most famous for his debut novel Legend, which became the first book in the Drenai series, David Gemmell (1948-2006) was a British fantasy writer who eventually wrote thirty books. He described his novels as "essentially Christian books," and they are known for featuring heroic characters with tragic flaws and promoting the value of redemption.

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Waylander 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read to believe how good the works of of David Gemmell are!
Zare on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
He is a cold-blooded assassin ready to kill whoever it is needed (but no women and children mind you) for a hefty price. After accepting a job offered by the nation bent on total annihilation of his people (after all, money was good) everything changes: ancient enemy invades, his people are hunted and killed on spot, their cities and villages burned to the ground. There is only one hope left but to achieve the goal he has to embark on a [what looks like at the time] suicide mission. Series of events are triggered that will echo through the years and centuries to follow.Great story and great characters. If you like heroic fantasy (or fantasy at all) read this one.Highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Mr. Gemmel 's work. I only wish I'd have discovered it sooner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series. Reread them frequently
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. David Gemmel is excellent at creating an exciting plot and terrifying beasts from another world. It's my personal favorite in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, like his others, is a joy ride of action & adventure! Not your basic cookie cut out heroic fiction but true enjoyment! Gemmel is one of the BEST!