I'm gradually working my way through all of Gemmell's books; I love this author! Waylander is wonderful, full of passion, drama, emotion, humour, etc. I love the way Gemmell develops his charactors - as ever - mourning their loss as I complete each book. In Waylander, Kai's story (Kai is a brief, but important charactor) had me sobbing! I'm hoping that he'll materialise again in Waylander 11 , because I desperately need him to find love and acceptance :)
I'm not sure if Waylander is an ideal first Gemmell to read, but I can't praise Gemmell's work highly enough! I've loved every one of his books so far!