|Submitted by Nathan Wilson|
(Jan 07, 2000)
First of all let me say that this book, Waylander, is what turned me on to Gemmell in the first place. I now own every book written by Gemmell and my wife always knows that around birthdays, anniversaries and christmas she cannot buy me a better present than Gemmell book.
Waylander is the sort of book that grips you right at the first page. Who is he? What is he? What has he done? I love this book and have read it probably more times than any other book in my collection. Once you read this book you want more of the same and Gemmell provides this in his acclaimed Drenai series.
Other books in the series are Legend, The King Beyond the Gate, Quest for Lost Heroes, Wayalnder 2, Winter Warriors.
Possibly the only trait that describes Waylander is Tortured. He is an assassin and knows what he does is wrong and would like to quit and live a normal life, but circumstances keep stopping him.
I will not write a precis of the story as this would ruin it for any potential reader. I can only say, buy it, read it and read it again, then read the others in the series.
By the way the other books are great as well.