Hero in the Shadows

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Hero in the Shadows

A Waylander the Slayer Novel

By David Gemmell; Steve Saffel (Editor)

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345432254, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2000


The ruined city of Kuan Hador reeks of dark mystery. Shunned by brigands and merchants alike, it is home to fearsome wild things and legends that freeze the blood--tales that speak of slavering white beasts, locked behind a powerful wall of spells, who possess an insatiable appetite for death. Millennia have passed since they were bound, and the spell of imprisonment has begun to fade. Soon the foul minions will be free to wreak a horrible vengeance against all that lives.

But no army waits to oppose them, only a ragtag group of unlikely heroes. Leading them is the mysterious Gray Man, an enigmatic figure with a blood-drenched past who has killed for principle and for payment--a man of destiny known throughout the lands of the Drenai as Waylander the Slayer . . .

About the Author
Depuis Legende, son premier roman (prix Tour Eiffel 2002), David Gemmell n'a publie que des best-sellers. Reconnu comme le maitre de l'Heroic Fantasy en Grande-Bretagne, cet ancien journaliste, grand gaillard de deux metres, avait ete videur dans les bars de Soho a Londres avant de prendre la plume. Sa gouaille naturelle lui avait toujours permis d'eviter de se servir de ses 120 kilos. Cette gouaille se retrouve dans ses ouvrages dont le rythme soutenu entraine le lecteur dans des aventures epiques et riches en couleurs, ou Gemmell savait mettre tout son coeur. Ce meme coeur qui l'a abandonne en juillet 2006, a l'age de 57 ans.

Praise For Hero in the Shadows

"Everything a fan of heroic fantasy could desire."

"I am truly amazed at David Gemmell's ability to focus his writer's eye. His images are crisp and complete, a history lesson woven within the detailed tapestry of the highest adventure. Gemmell's characters are no less complete, real men and women with qualities good and bad, placed in trying times and rising to heroism or falling victim to their own weaknesses."
   Author of Mortalis

"Gemmell is very talented; his characters are vivid and very convincingly realistic."
   Author of the Wizard of Rhyme novels