David Gemmell: Hero in the Shadows

Or, Waylander III. It was good to meet Dakeyras again, but while certainly not boring, the novel is just a thriller with little else to it. In Waylander, the story was a background for small psychological studies and moral/philosophical conundrums, with several characters (at least almost) as important as the main anti-hero; to a lesser extent this was still true about Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf. This book is simply a heroic fantasy with but a few sketches put in so that it’s not all completely black and white.



‘He was a fine man, Kai.’
‘What happened to him?’
He shrugged. ‘I don’t know. Perhaps he is happy somewhere, perhaps he is dead.’
(Waylander & Keeva Taliana)



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