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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 betrayedNow the Dark Brotherhood and the hounds of chaos were hunting him even as Kaem's Another excellent story written by the master of fantasy Modern fantasy owes a lot to David Gemmell with many of today’s fantasy stars citing Gemmell as a major inspiration And Waylander is a fantastic story which is compact less than 400 pages but nevertheless brimming with emotionMini synopsisWaylander lone wolf assassin and general kick ass saves a priest almost by accident which sets of a chain of world changing events Waylander is set on an impossible mission and elsewhere a major battle ensues The story focuses on Waylander mostly but it does flick between his uest and the battle This book is set before Legend the first book published in the Drennai series and Waylander’s actions are felt within Druss’s story For anyone new to Gemmell I’d very much recommend reading Legend first as it’s one of the best if not THE best fantasy books ever Format – ebook and audiobookPages – 384 roughly 11 hours of audio plus some additional facts about how Gemmell came up with the idea which didn’t appear in the ebookDumbass movie exec pitch – Think Legend but with a crossbow and a legendary uest insteadWritingGemmell’s writing is superior In fact I wish authors would take note of Gemmell’s ability to cram such emotion action and intrigue into so few words In the hands of a lesser author this book could easily have been 700 800 pages His ability to clearly set up the conflict within the book the mood of the characters and the dangers they face in very few sentences is impressive Example ’Half the world would pay to spit on your grave’Gemmell skips the need to go over and over the deeds committed by Waylander in the past to overexplain why people would find him despicable Instead he uses fuelled sentences such as the above to paint a clear picture CharactersWaylander is the central character A sort of anti hero with an interesting past all I can say without spoiling anything He is a man who all have come to fear but a surprising and mistaken act of kindness changes the world forever which is felt through future books in the series The journey that Waylander goes through not just physically is fantastic to read and not only leaves you in awe of his brutal past and abilities there are also moments of kindness that tug at the heart strings ‘Death is being drawn to you from every side You are trapped at the centre of a web of fate and the spiders are closing in’Dardalion the priest who Waylander meets at the start also goes through an interesting story arc There are other side characters that keep the story going too Whilst these characters are not around for very long Gemmell still manages to make them memorable Also his descriptions of characters help paint an instant picture His mouth was lipless his teeth like tombstonesThemesDoes one heroic or great deed make up for a lifetime of sin? Is it too late to change your path and become a ‘goodguy’ even if you’ve made horrible decisions in your past? These are the recurring uestions that run throughout this book and whilst simple it is very powerful and is an interesting uestion to ponder It’s also very thought provoking on other levels There are various interactions about spirituality and mortality Notable issuesJust one issue really and it had nothing to do with the story which btw I wouldn’t change The ebook version had multiple errors within it which threw me out of the story a couple of times Other than that it was flawless concise and awesome Final thoughtI’m saddened that I never read any Gemmell books before he passed away and I can see why he is still a big influence to current fantasy writers This book and the other two in the series I’ve read so far are perfect for reading in between big sagas For instance I’ve just finished Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer Whilst that book was also five stars it w

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WaylanderArmies 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 Bron This is the first book in the series chronologically; it is listed in publication order here By this time we all know the big picture the Drenai lands are overrun by an unstoppable force the last groups of Drenai army continue desperate struggle against overwhelming odds the simple farmers become reluctant heroes etc The main character of the book is an infamous assassin who managed to piss off almost everybody and is hunted by seemingly almost every single person in the world A very insignificant event he helped a tortured monk while recovering his stolen horse set events in motion which gave him a chance to redeem himself by recovering a great relic for battered Drednai army The main idea of the book is about redemption I think it is slightly overplayed as a lot of bad people start doing good deeds without any visible motivation In the end deux ex machina is used yet again cheapening otherwise very powerful last pages The character of Waylander himself is interesting but I really wish the book would start earlier when he was still an assassin for hire we only see his evil deeds in his flashbacks 35 stars for a good book with some minor annoyances mentioned above which prevented me from rounding it up to 4

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Waylander doc ☆ Mass Market Paperback read · helpyouantib ↠ [Read] ➺ Waylander ➶ David Gemmell – Helpyouantib.co.uk 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 wZe 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 Feverish pacing and imminent victory Gemmell's never disappoints Waylander iniuitous journey to reclaiming his individuality brings a contemplative look at one's life with a humanistic touch Respect and dislike are felt eually