1st 1986 paperback cover
|28 August 1986|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||320 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||978-0-7126-9414-8 (first edition, hardback)|
|Preceded by||The King Beyond the Gate|
|Followed by||Quest for Lost Heroes|
Waylander, published in 1986, is a novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell. It is the first of three Waylander stories and was followed by Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf and Waylander III: Hero In The Shadows
The assassin Waylander is doomed to travel the world in search of revenge against those who killed his family. After allying with a priest, a fellow assassin, a young woman and three children in her charge, Waylander gradually redeems himself and tries to save the kingdom.
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