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Not a Druss or a Connavar but good nonetheless,
This review is from: Waylander (A Drenai Novel) (Paperback)
He is the Waylander, a man of mystery and a dark past, on a path to redemption. Standard heroic fantasy you might think but this is David Gemmell don't forget and he tells a story in the same fashion that made the original Star Wars films so great. He writes with real depth to his characters, where everyone is a product of their own pasts. There is some good in the villians and bad in the heroes and this is what makes nearly all of Gemmell's works at best brilliant and at worst entertaining. The Waylander moves somewhere between the two as the main hero lacks the brutish innocence of Druss or the hard charisma of Connavar, two of his greatest characters. If you have, like myself, read Druss first, then this is a great book. If you are new to Gemmell then start with the excellent LEGEND and then pick this up. These tales really take me back to my childhood favorites Conan and Michael Moorcock's Elric. Good book with a good story.
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Initial post: 2 Aug 2009 23:28:11 BDT
Jimi James says:
Good point about reading Legend 1st. But this still has a greatly flawed hero in classic Gemmell style. Feist created better teams but Gemmell's individuals kicked all kinds of ass.
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