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  • 10 August 2018
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About the Author: David Gemmell

David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in He went on to write over thirty novels Best known for his debut, Legend, Gemmell s works display violence, yet also explores themes in honour, loyalty and redemption With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide.



10 thoughts on “Waylander

  1. Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries says:

    Once I was a lamb, playing in a green field then the wolves came Now I am an eagle and I fly in a different universe Waylander is the third instalment in the Drenai Saga if we look at the order in which books were written According to the internal chronology of the cycle, this is the opening volume of this epic tale.The book takes us hundreds of years before the events described in the Legend The characters that had been considered legendary, even divine there, in Waylander take shap Once I was a lamb, playing in a green field then the wolves came Now I am an eagle and I fly in a different universe Waylander is the third instalment in the Drenai Saga if we look at the order in which books were written According to the internal chronology of the cycle, this is the opening volume of this epic tale.The book takes us hundreds of years before the events described in the Legend The characters that had been considered legendary, even divine there, in Waylander take shape and are shown as ordinary people with their personal problems and challenges.The main protagonist is a soldier turned farmer turned assassin Typically for Mr Gemmell s heroes, he is shackled by his own past and whenever he tries to escape it, he sinks even further into the quagmires of fate We meet Waylander when he rescues a Source Priest tortured by a band 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 Magic 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 this , Waylander is pleasant and fast read It is a fairly good, solid fantasy Mr Gemmell doesn t get preachy and so you will not find paragraphs cut and paste from philosophy for dummies or self help books 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 On the other hand, Waylander is hardly original Further, 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 Also in The Drenai Saga 1 Legend 2 The King Beyond the Gate 4 Quest for Lost Heroes 5 In the Realm of the Wolf 6 The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend 7 The Legend of Deathwalker 8 Winter Warriors 9 Hero in the Shadows 10 White Wolf RTC11 The Swords of Night and Day RTC

  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Waylander The Drenai Saga 3, Waylander 1 , David GemmellWaylander is a fantasy novel by British writer David Gemmell, published in 1986 It is the first of three Waylander stories, followed by Waylander II In the Realm of the Wolf and Waylander III Hero In The Shadows.The assassin Waylander is doomed to travel the world in search of revenge against those who killed his family After allying with a priest, a fellow assassin, a young woman and three children in her charge, Waylander gradually Waylander The Drenai Saga 3, Waylander 1 , David GemmellWaylander is a fantasy novel by British writer David Gemmell, published in 1986 It is the first of three Waylander stories, followed by Waylander II In the Realm of the Wolf and Waylander III Hero In The Shadows.The assassin Waylander is doomed to travel the world in search of revenge against those who killed his family After allying with a priest, a fellow assassin, a young woman and three children in her charge, Waylander gradually redeems himself and tries to save the kingdom that is plummeted into chaos 2011 1984 1985

  3. Paul O& Paul O& says:

    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 emotion.Mini 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 majo 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 emotion.Mini 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 quest 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 ebook Dumbass movie exec pitch Think Legend, but with a crossbow and a legendary quest instead.WritingGemmell s writing is superior In fact, I wishauthors 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 ExampleHalf 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 over explain 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 stringsDeath 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 tombstones.ThemesDoes 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 questions that run throughout this book and whilst simple, it is very powerful and is an interesting question 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 was a mammoth 1,244 pages Waylander, at 384 pages packs a punch and is every bit as satisfyingWhen a fool sees himself as he is, then he is a fool no longer and when a wise man learns of his own wisdom, then he becomes a fool

  4. Dirk Grobbelaar Dirk Grobbelaar says:

    This book drew me in like few books do It is David Gemmell, so expect some familiar ground, such as ambiguous characters and gratuitous violence It s pulpy and atmospheric, two traits I often find endearing in dark fantasy fiction The novel is really dark and brooding, just like the titular character, and there are some uncompromisingly grim scenes Like Legend, it s a study of what it is that makes a man a hero or an anti hero, for that matter We also get a glimpse into the conception This book drew me in like few books do It is David Gemmell, so expect some familiar ground, such as ambiguous characters and gratuitous violence It s pulpy and atmospheric, two traits I often find endearing in dark fantasy fiction The novel is really dark and brooding, just like the titular character, and there are some uncompromisingly grim scenes Like Legend, it s a study of what it is that makes a man a hero or an anti hero, for that matter We also get a glimpse into the conception and building of Dros Delnoch, the fortress that features so prominently in Legend, which 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 prejudice, friendship, sacrifice and the meaning of faith It s all tied together.Gemmell also understood that sometimes less is , 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 What is it that makes Waylander Dakeyras tick That is the question the book concerns itself with The locations of the book were really great, ranging from besieged fortresses to windy steppes, giving the story an epic, sprawling feel, despite the fact that it isn t a very long novel 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 dialogueWhy are you always so unpleasant, Waylander Because I choose to be In that case, I don t suppose you have many friends I don t have any friends I really enjoyed it Perhaps in part due to timing I read it on the back of Karl Edward Wagner s Dark Crusade, and I was really just itching for somedark, violent and fairly uncomplicated fantasy Or perhaps it was because of the Shapeshifters But there it is I think I ll add this to my favourites shelf now

  5. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    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 in 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 3.5 stars for a good book with some minor annoyances mentioned above which prevented me from rounding it up to 4

  6. Jim Jim says:

    This is pre Legend chronologically We get to see how a couple of major items in Legend came to be the forgotten sacrifices that fueled them The main characters were rather complex many weren t particularly nice, even if they were supposed to be good guys 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 farsympathetic, pulled along by horrifying e This is pre Legend chronologically We get to see how a couple of major items in Legend came to be the forgotten sacrifices that fueled them The main characters were rather complex many weren t particularly nice, even if they were supposed to be good guys 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 farsympathetic, pulled along by horrifying events just as the reader is It s a very tough book to put down the end is an amazing crescendo of violent, nasty threads weaving together into a satisfying tapestry.I am not sure how I feel 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 It was satisfying on many levels On the other hand, it could have made a book or two Still, in keeping with Gemmell s terse style, it madesense.I see at least one other reviewer compared it obliquely to Karl Edward Wagner s Kane books which are some of my favorites It s a good comparison for the dark, gritty atmosphere The main characters aren t of Kane s stature, but that makes it better in some waysrealistic for lack of a better term gripping I KNOW that Kane is going get through whatever horrible situation he s in, but that s not true of Gemmell s characters He kills maims them often enough to keep me guessing.I think this book could be read first, so far It wouldn t spoil anything might make Legend even better

  7. Kristalia Kristalia says:

    Final rating 4.5 5 starsI have read first two books in the series starting with publishing order, and i have to admit i was a bit confused at the world in this one because i didn t understand that it happens before Legend The king beyond the gate until i figured it out by certain hints I thought all books happen years and years in the future, but this book proved me wrong Overall, this would be a first book in the series if started chronologically But I wouldn t recommend starting out w Final rating 4.5 5 starsI have read first two books in the series starting with publishing order, and i have to admit i was a bit confused at the world in this one because i didn t understand that it happens before Legend The king beyond the gate until i figured it out by certain hints I thought all books happen years and years in the future, but this book proved me wrong Overall, this would be a first book in the series if started chronologically But I wouldn t recommend starting out with this one better to start out with publishing order it will be much easier to catch the hints and terms Anyway, this series is great because most of these books are stand alone despite characters appearing sometimes in other books What I also loved was the fact that this book was about how the organization of the view spoiler Thirty, which were a fraternity of warrior monks, hide spoiler have been founded and for me, it was the greatest part of the story.This book also features 3 particular main characters as a focus An antihero assassin, a priest who wanted to stop the killing of his brothers thus going against everything they believed in that all life is precious , and a Drenai general But there were also a lotcharacters.This story is not kind Like in Legend, Gemmell didn t shy away from killing characters, even important ones I barely contained my tears near the end.Also, our wonderful cover ____________________________________________STORY CHARACTERS ____________________________________________Orien, the famous King of the Drenai, abdicated in the favor of his kind and honorable son, Nialliad But he didn t leave his legendary Bronze armor to his heir Many years later, Vagrian forces started invading Drenai, and to make things worse, Drenai King Nialliad was murdered by an assassin with a crossbow Things are getting worse day by day, the fortress port city of Dros Purdol is under siege and some forces are hidden in the Skultik Forest But one of the worst things is hunting down, torturing and murdering priests of the Source who have strong magical abilities, even capable of killing people But they took a wow to never harm anyone and this is why they die, never able to defend themselves, else they betray everything they fought for Their arch enemies are Dark Brotherhood, who use their powers to hurt people in spirit realm and in the human realm.One of the priests of the Source, Dardalion, is captured and tortured for fun, until one man interupts them and demands his stolen horse back That man is the assassin called Waylander, who has a really notorious reputation Waylander didn t want to free Dardalion at first, but changed his mind And after they started traveling together, they met Danyal and her children Once again, Waylander thinks his decisions over and in the end accepts to help her and her children in order to lead them to safety But during the way, Dardalion is attacked by a group of Dark Brotherhood in the spirit realm, and to help him to wake him up Waylander was forced to feed him his blood, which in turn turns Dardalion into someone else a man who was a pacifist and wouldn t hurt anyone now wants to fight back and even kill people like the members of Dark Brotherhood.During one of the nights, a blind man appears in front of the group and says to Waylander that there is a way for his redemption Once upon a time, the old man was called Orien, and the only thing that can help save Drenai, raise the moral of the soldiers, is his legendary magic armor of Bronze which should be delivered to general Egel After all, Waylander is the assassin who murdered Orien s son for money Now hunted by Dark Brotherhood, Nadir forces, Vagrian s forces and their general Kaem, and also by a famed assassin, Cadoras the Stalker, Waylander must go into enemy territory, to Raboas, where the Bronze Armor is hiden In the fort where the attack is happening, Drenai officer Gellan and his other comrades struggle with the Vagrian forces and they must hold out until Drenai general Karnak arrive with the reinforcements, so they could go into Dros Purdol, get into the city to break the siege ____________________________________________CHARACTERS ____________________________________________Waylander is a famous assassin who had changed after the death of his family When his family was murdered he set on a revenge spree and murdered the killers, and later started career as an assassin But his latest murder, murder of his own King for money, was the point of no return Betrayed by his employer, Kaem, he tries to escape but also kills Kaem s own son, thus making an enemy of both nations Once ruthless, jaded man, he saves a priest of the Source, Dardalion, by whim and discovers that the priest himself had muchimpact on his personality than ever Now his only chance to redeem himself for everything comes in the quest for Bronze Armour I myself can t tell how I feel about him, despite him being anti hero which I like to read about as they are so rare he just didn t work out for me in the way for me to like or hate him He was solid and okay character all in all Dardalion is a priest who was saved by a whim from being tortured to death He is a mystic and thus is able to see emotions and memories from the clothes, which usually horrifies him as he sees many unpleasant things, he can expel his soul and scout the ground, and do many other things But his order doesn t allow murder their power is too great to be used like their enemies, Dark Brotherhood, do But, after being tainted by blood of Waylander, his opinions changed he is still true to the source but someone must take a fall and start battling against Dark Brotherhood The way it was going, the Source Priests would all die suffering, and there wouldn t be anyone to stop them Thus he becomes the first Battle Priest of the Source Dardalion made me smile, he is so honest and kind, and even knowing so many things, he wages a battle of his own to serve the source by keeping it s priests alive, no matter what the cost Overall, I enjoyed every single moment with him, he was just wonderful Danyal, her daughters and son are refugees, who struggle to stay alive Danyal, a former actress, would do anything to survive, even accepting help from the murderer But Danyal is judgmental, hurt by so many people she finds it hard to trust again as before Danyal s big problem is her judgmental nature and she won t listen to reasons In any case, she is the character i liked the least in this whole book She is a fighter and she won t give up, but her personality is different matter Durmast is Waylander s friend in the same career as he.Cadoras is an assassin who is hired to kill Waylander, but he wants to do it properly.Kaem is the Vagrian general who hired Waylander to murder Drenai s King, but in the process betrayed Waylander, who, by accident, killed his son during his escape Now he won t stop at nothing until he gets the fortress under siege, the Bronze Armor and Waylander s head.Karnak is a famous Drenai general who wants to save the fortress and also get a bigger reputation Overall, he is capable and charismatic leader who boosts the moral of the people Gellan, Jonat and Sarvaj are Drenai officers who are currently under the attack in the fort Gellan is a former friend of Waylander, he knew Waylander 20 years ago when hey had been best friends But tragedy found him too, but he chose to stay a soldier and fight till the end Jonat is the man who despises all nobles and Sarvaj is honorable man who disapporoves the fact Gellan strives to make Jonat into a leader knowing that Jonat has absolutely no respect for Gellan and that he hates every single noble that exists.____________________________________________OVERALL ____________________________________________Interesting book, not as strong as Legend was but I still loved it Overall, would I recommend someone to read chronologically The answer is no Do not start with this book The system of magic is a bitexplained in the first book, Legend, and it would be easier if you know some things in advance This will be a welcome surprise then I will sum up what I generally think about it this wayLIKEDDrenai history how certain organizations came to be Dardalion is probably the best character in this book I also loved Gellan and Sarvaj and some other side characters too I was surprised by the actions of certain people and this is also a The Magic System The emotion level warning Story Realistic portrayal of war Paranormal creatures Return of familiar terms like Armour of Bronze, Nadir, Drenai people, Source etcSO SOWaylander is an interesting character, but I dont feel anything about him Karnak was interesting and he plays one of the important parts in the story, but I dont like him, nor I hate him The same goes for Durmast Cadoras as wellDISLIKEDInsta love hate From bitter enemies to I love you It makes it kind of unbelievable Main female character Danyal She was just plain boring and very, very irritating Thankfully, only 15% or so include her POVs Like I said above, lack of strong female leads Danyal basically leaves view spoiler her children hide spoiler to search for adventure That doesn t sound like resposible view spoiler mother hide spoiler Wishing there wasabout Egel, since he plays one of the important parts in the book Fast pacing I mean too fast OTHER IMPORTANT INFOStandalone YES Point of View Third POV, multiply characters Cliffhanger Nonexistent Triggers view spoiler rape, torture, they are at war, lots of character deaths hide spoiler Love triangle No Angst There is Supernatural Yes Group of specific magicians who can expel their souls, command the bodies of other people etc Some other creatures are in it too Explicit content Mentioned Ending type view spoiler HEA, the best that could be salvaged hide spoiler Note Do not read this series in chronological order Trust me.____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ REVIEW S RELATED TO THIS BOOK Legend Drenai Saga, 1 Waylander Drenai Saga, 3

  8. Skip Skip says:

    Waylander f k a Dakeyras , an apparently heartless assassin, saves a peace loving Source priest Dardalion , who is being tortured by some ruffians Each seems to benefit from the influence of the other as Waylander saves a women and her young charges, rediscovering his humanity along the way whereas Dardalion decides to take up the battle Together, they help thwart the plans of Kaem to permanently rid the lands of the Drenai forever Waylander then embarks on a hopeless mission to retrieve a Waylander f k a Dakeyras , an apparently heartless assassin, saves a peace loving Source priest Dardalion , who is being tortured by some ruffians Each seems to benefit from the influence of the other as Waylander saves a women and her young charges, rediscovering his humanity along the way whereas Dardalion decides to take up the battle Together, they help thwart the plans of Kaem to permanently rid the lands of the Drenai forever Waylander then embarks on a hopeless mission to retrieve a symbolic set of bronze armor to help rally the Drenai The book does not shy away from depicting the horrors of war and man at his worst and best

  9. Helene Helene says:

    Feverish pacing and imminent victory Gemmell s never disappoints Waylander iniquitous journey to reclaiming his individuality brings a contemplative look at one s life with a humanistic touch Respect and dislike are felt equally.

  10. Daniel Ionson Daniel Ionson says:

    It s safe to say that Gemmell was a major mover hard to say if he was The mover in the new paradigm within the Fantasy genre towards a level of realism and grit which has now become so popular over the past 15 years But my feeling is that those trying to imitate his style often fail by going over the top Gemmell s powerful effect comes with his realism, not with gratuitous violence, etc. The strength of this book is in the believable, complex depth of the protagonist Waylander was pushed It s safe to say that Gemmell was a major mover hard to say if he was The mover in the new paradigm within the Fantasy genre towards a level of realism and grit which has now become so popular over the past 15 years But my feeling is that those trying to imitate his style often fail by going over the top Gemmell s powerful effect comes with his realism, not with gratuitous violence, etc. The strength of this book is in the believable, complex depth of the protagonist Waylander was pushed as so many people into darkness by the cruelty of the world, by profound love that is ripped away from us, leaving us wounded to the core As so often happens, these wounds get infected, and we stray into evil But in spite of all of the darkness that he delves into, his soul keep yearning for life and light again That struggle is what makes this worth reading That humanness is what truly puts Gemmell on the map I can t recommend this one highly enough

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