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Return to Book Page. Preview — Waylander by David Gemmell. 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.
Waylander (Drenai, book 3) by David Gemmell
He had made his kill. And even as he went to collect his gold, he knew that he had been gemmell. 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 All of Waylander’s instincts had screamed at him to spurn the contract from Kaem the cruel, the killer of nations.
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 Mass Market Paperbackpages.
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Lists with This Book. Mar 23, Mayim de Vries rated it liked it. Now I am an eagle and I fly in a different universe. According to the internal chronology of the cycle, this is the opening volume of this epic tale. The main protagonist is a soldier turned farmer turned assassin. We meet Waylander when he rescues a Source Priest tortured by a davod of renegades. This good deed, first in a very long time in his career, has a domino effect and suddenly Waylander finds himself in the middle of the Drenai war of survival against Ventrian invaders.
While what follows is a classic Quest For A Davud Item an armour to be precise combined with yet another Hopeless Situation But Not All is Lost kind of setting war is nearly lost, morale is low and a miracle is needed to change thisWaylander is pleasant and fast read. It is a fairly good, solid fantasy.
For such a short book, there is an incredible amount of action and it is nice to get to know the heroes we have only heard about before like Karnak or learn about the origins of things like The Thirty.
Furthermore, the descriptions of battle scenes are rather cursory, as are the descriptions of secondary and tertiary protagonists.
They tend to be poorly characterised, often with rather crude strokes what makes it difficult to get attached to them. Gemmell Fandom does not need to be recommended, but even the outsiders should try the first volume of the Drenai Saga, because this is where everything had started. White Wolf RTC Nov 19, Dirk Grobbelaar rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book drew me in like few books do.
It is David Gemmell, so expect some familiar ground, such as ambiguous characters and gemmel violence. The novel is really dark and brooding, just like the titular character, and there are some uncompromisingly grim scenes.
We also get a glimpse into the conception This book drew me in like few books do. We also get a glimpse into the conception and building of Dros Delnoch, the fortress that features so prominently in Legendwhich I thought was neat.
The novel has a surprisingly philosophical bent. The theme of redemption is present, as one would expect, although it manifests in unexpected forms. Other recurring themes are: Gemmell also understood that sometimes less is more, and this is quite true here. The plot is actually kind of sparse, but it works well since the plot is arguably not the driving force behind this story.
That is the question the book concerns itself with. As I have already mentioned, it is a violent story and there is plentiful action, all of it masterfully written. And you just have to love the dialogue: Or… perhaps it was because of the Shapeshifters.
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But there it is. View all 3 comments. Another excellent story written by the master of fantasy. And Waylander is a fantastic story which is compact less than pages but nevertheless brimming with emotion. Mini synopsis Waylander 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 majo Another excellent story written by the master of fantasy.
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 quest and the battle. In the hands of a lesser author, this book could easily have been 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 waglander. Instead he uses fuelled sentences such as the above to paint a clear picture. Characters Waylander is the central character.
A sort of anti-hero with an interesting past all I can gsmmell 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 wzylander 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 dxvid, there are also moments of kindness that tug at the heart strings. You are gemmmell at the centre of a web of fate and the spiders are closing in. There are other side characters that keep the story going femmell.
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 tombstones. Themes Does one heroic or great deed make up for a lifetime of sin? These are the recurring questions that run throughout this book and whilst simple, it is very powerful and is an interesting question to ponder.
There are various interactions about spirituality and mortality. Waylajder 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. Whilst that book was also five stars, it was a mammoth 1, pages. Waylander, at pages packs a punch and is every bit as satisfying. Eavid 12, Evgeny rated it liked it Shelves: 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 main character of the book is wwylander infamous assassin who managed to piss off almost everybody and is hunted by seemingly almost every single person in the world.
A very in This is the first book in the series – chronologically; it is listed in publication order here. A very insignificant event he helped a tortured waylanddr while recovering his stolen horse set events in watlander 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, waylamder 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.
View all 5 comments. May 03, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: This is pre- Legend chronologically. It’s not surprising that the main character was an antihero, but there is another heroic figure, a Drenai general, that is even better in many ways. Some of the supporting characters were far more sympathetic, pulled along by horr This is pre- Legend chronologically.
Some of the supporting characters were far more sympathetic, pulled along by horrifying events just as the reader is. I am not sure how I wahlander about the epilogue, though. It’s a short chapter that sums up what happened afterward, sometimes years in the future. On the one hand, I loved it.