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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (July 31 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0356501396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0356501390
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,508,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Phillip on Nov. 12 2004
Format: Paperback
This novel was teriffic. David Gemmell could stand a chance to win fantasy's best writer award! Keeping in his tradition of heroic charicters and dark deeds this book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. His ability to take a charicter, that under any other circumstances would be a villan and make him into the last hope hero is amazing. If you are tired of knowing exactly what to expect in a fantasy book read this and feel refreshed!
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By Andreas Skylstad on Nov. 5 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Reading this book is like watching a brilliant movie; you don't have to concentrate at all reading it. The words will just come flowing into your head, giving you a perfect image of what happens. Filled with surprises along the way to a brilliant end, this book is a must for everyone who likes heroic tales and\or fantasy in general.
With the exception of Tolkien, Gemmell proves with this book to be the best fantasy-author. Does not score a 5, however, because of a few clischès.
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Waylander is the most unlikeable main character. He has little to no redeeming characteristics, yet he becomes the hope of a nation. He was the exectutioner, then the saint. The characters around him all act as foils, which only makes him seem stronger, more dominant. i read it straight through, i couldn't put it down. gemmell is the greatest author of our age, I wish he could write faster, because I'm running out of books to buy.
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If you like the other Drenai books then you will love Waylander! This story is set before "Legend", and can either be read before or after. It is set in an age before the Nadir clans unite, and has some very suttle relovence's to Legend. Waylander is one of the best of Gemmels characters, and I dare say that I prefer him and his tales to that of Druss! Waylander is not the knight in shineing armour, but an assasin with conflicting morels. It is very intresting to read about his development through the story. Best book of the Drenai saga yet.
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By Michael on Jan. 12 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
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 Waylander came.
Another thriller from David Gemmell, and possibly his best book ever. I couldn't put this book down from the excitement. I highly recommend this book.
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This book has it all. Swords, sorcery, war, religion, who could ask for anything more. Gemmell ties it all together as only he can do, if you buy this book, prepare to lose some sleep because you will not be able to put it down.
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By Brad Smith on Aug. 22 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Note: There are a few spoilers.
I once read an interview from Mr. Gemmell stating that this was his first attempt at writing a redemption story. As such, there are some areas that are, well, less than his normal stellar writing. Then again, I consider him leagues ahead of most writers, so he gets 4 stars.
The basic plot is that the Drenai are being ethnically cleansed from the face of the earth. Waylander, the protagonist, helped start the war by assassinating the king of the Drenai. As a means of atoning, he is commissioned by the father of the dead king to find the Armor of Bronze, which will rally the Drenai against the invaders, win the war, and save their nation. Along the way, he falls in love, indirectly leads to the creation of the Temple of the Thirty, and helps redeem several other characters who, like him, operated on the edge of society.
Sounds trite, no? Well, yes, actually, it does. The key to Mr. Gemmell's writing is that he's very good at characterization. Everything seems natural, nothing is forced. He's always a joy to read. The consequences of his characters' acts sometimes ring down for generations...in one moment, a single act leads directly to the creation of one of the world's greatest forces for good. Likewise, Waylander still faces repercussions from his slaughter of the Drenai king 50 years later, in Hero in the Shadows.
Go. Read him.
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By Adrian on March 21 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first read Waylander when i was 13. I'd never heard of David Gemmell and had no real interest in books either. The only reason i was in the library was to get away from the teasing i received in the schoolyard. Had it not been for those people teasing me i still probably wouldn't have heard of David Gemmell to this day. I don't quite remember what attravted me to Waylander, maybe the nice cover or the blurb, all i know is that every lunch time for the next 2 months i was in that library reading Waylander. Althought there were things that i didn't understand in it i was nonetheless enthralled by the story and i still am today. I've graduated from high school and am now in my second year at university and Waylander is still my favorite book to read. To a 13 year old boy it was an escape from reality to a world of adventure and heros, to the 18 year old who reads it on average 3 times a year it has become a close friend who takes me on a journey down a path that i have often walked but never tired of. Thankyou David Gemmell for introducing me to Waylander and his family. Without them my life would be infinitely different and much less bareable.
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