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Waylander (Drenai Tales, Book 4) av David…
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Waylander (Drenai Tales, Book 4) (utgåvan 1995)

av David Gemmell

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'THE HARD-BITTEN CHAMPION OF BRITISH HEROIC FANTASY' - Joe Abercrombie 'HEROISM AND HEARTBREAK . . . GEMMELL IS ADRENALINE WITH SOUL' - Brent Weeks The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King . . . Novels by David Gemmell The Drenai series Legend The King Beyond the Gate Waylander Quest For Lost Heroes Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend Jon Shannow series Wolf in Shadow The Last Guardian Bloodstone Stones of Power Ghost King Last Sword of Power Hawk Queen series Ironhand's Daughter The Hawk Eternal Ancient Greece novels Lion of Macedon Dark Prince Other novels Knights of Dark Renown Morningstar… (mer)
Medlem:Zeroth
Titel:Waylander (Drenai Tales, Book 4)
Författare:David Gemmell
Info:Del Rey (1995), Edition: English Language, Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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A 'heroic fantasy' novel, but one in which the characters' psychologies and philosophies are more important than the plot and events - at least if that's the way you prefer to read it. ( )
  Stravaiger64 | Apr 5, 2021 |
One of the best things about Gemmell's books is that the heroes, no matter how flawed, have doubts and fears. They aren't invincible and often they don't think they are heroes, they just do what they do to the best of their ability. This is the 3rd of the Drenai saga, which is my favorite of Gemmell's series. Desperate times call for desperate solutions and Waylander has to go on a quest. Great stuff, great characters. ( )
1 rösta Karlstar | Nov 9, 2020 |
An excellent tale of war, honour and morality.
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  ShreyasDeshpande | Oct 24, 2020 |
Abandoned in the second chapter. I have zero interest in how the author uses rape in this book and how survival afterward is linked to being a good "actress".
  natcontrary | Jun 22, 2020 |
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Title: Waylander
Series: Drenai Saga #3
Author: David Gemmel
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 321
Format: Digital Edition

Synopsis:


The Drenai Empire, forged by an Iron King, is now under the hand of his son. Said son is soft and would rather play at court than make the hard decisions that a King must. The Vagraim have invaded though, just after the King disbanded the Drenai army. The Vagraim hire an assassin who kills the king thus depriving the country of one leader to rally around.

The assassin, Waylander, goes to collect his money but is double crossed. In retaliation he kills the son of the Vagraim's most important general. The Vagraim General, Kaem, sends the dark brotherhood after Waylander. At the same time various Drenai forces are after Waylander as well once Kaem releases the fact that Waylander assassinated the king.

Waylander rescues a priest and then a young woman and several children. He is also sent on a mission to find the Armor of Bronze to give to one of the Drenai generals so that said General will become a rallying point. The priest becomes the First of the 30 and Waylander finds the armor. He gets it into the hands of the young woman he rescued and she gets it to the General.

The Vagraim are shattered and Waylander fades into obscurity.

My Thoughts:

This takes place before Legend and is how the Duke of Brass came into being (the Duke of Brass being the General that the armor was delivered to).

Waylander was supposed to be this soulless mercenary but right off the bat he doesn't act like and he and everyone who knows him comments on it. In fact, this book is filled with people suddenly not acting like themselves. There is a lot of pseudo-philosophy talk about the Source and Gemmell even goes so far as to introduce an agent of Chaos that goes by the name Son of the Morning Star, the Arch Deceiver. But all the talk boils down to “I'm the center of the Universe and I have to decide what is right and what is wrong”. If you've never thought about some of the issues raised, then this might appear to be brilliant stuff but once you've done a bit of research into the real philosophy you'll realize how shallow this actually is.

Gemmell definitely has a thing for writing about sieges and multi-walled cities. That idea played a big part here as it has in the previous 2 books.

It has been cemented in my brain now that I would have liked this a lot more 10-15 years ago, even 25. But the time for this series and this author has pretty much passed for me. I've read enough fantasy that was almost exactly like this that I don't need to read more like this. I “can” read more like this, but there is no need.

I'm going to read the next book and if my feelings are exactly the same as this I'll probably be done with Gemmell. Not bad, just no longer good enough for me.

★★★☆☆ ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Jun 29, 2019 |
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'THE HARD-BITTEN CHAMPION OF BRITISH HEROIC FANTASY' - Joe Abercrombie 'HEROISM AND HEARTBREAK . . . GEMMELL IS ADRENALINE WITH SOUL' - Brent Weeks The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King . . . Novels by David Gemmell The Drenai series Legend The King Beyond the Gate Waylander Quest For Lost Heroes Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend Jon Shannow series Wolf in Shadow The Last Guardian Bloodstone Stones of Power Ghost King Last Sword of Power Hawk Queen series Ironhand's Daughter The Hawk Eternal Ancient Greece novels Lion of Macedon Dark Prince Other novels Knights of Dark Renown Morningstar

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