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Hero in the Shadows

Drenai, Book 9
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The final story of Waylander, available in audio for the first time.

Thousands of years ago, the city of Kuan Hador - a place steeped in evil - was defeated by a vast army of mystic warriors, the enemy banished beyond the gateway between worlds.

Spells of enormous power sealed the gateway. Now, in the Duchy of Kydor, 2,000 miles from the lands of the Drenai, icy mists begin to form around the ruins of Kuan Hador. Awesome beasts stalk the hills and forests. The spells are fading, the days of blood drawing nearer.

Beyond the gateway the vengeful armies of Kuan Hador await. And where years before a host stood against the enemy, now only a handful of warriors prepare to face it once more: Kysumu the Swordsman, last of a dying breed; Yu Yu Liang, the ditch digger; Ustarte, the Beast-Priestess; and the mysterious Waylander.

Together they must solve an ancient mystery that will bring the dead to life for a final battle outside time. But first Waylander must find a way to kill a man who cannot die.

Read by Sean Barrett.

©2000 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Heart broken

Waylander had become of my life! Such a man. The tears just fell. Another awesome read. Thank you xo

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  • Dustin m.
  • 20-08-2017

Grand finale

Awesome conclusion of Waylander! Can't help but be sad and pleased at the same time.

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  • Phillistein
  • 11-11-2017

A satisfying mix of action, story and delivery

I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks and this is as good as any, maybe the best I've heard. The narrator is excellent, the author has created characters that you care about, and there are enough twists to keep you wanting to hear more. As others have said, the conclusion is deeply satisfying

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  • xccelerate
  • 02-10-2017

A fitting end

Amazing story with a Beautiful ending. Beautiful ending. The story telling was captivating with some great twists. Thank you 😊

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  • Sean
  • 08-08-2017

uplifting

I love these books,the characters are brought to life by Sean,so glad these are in my library,,escapism at it's finest and the ending of this book brought me a wave of happiness I wasn't expecting.can barely wait for the rest.thanks David,RIP.

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  • Mark Stedmond
  • 10-08-2018

End of a legendary character.

Once again David Gemmels ability to weave a thrilling tale is shown.
Waylander is one of his most memorable characters, he should be an unsympathetic villain but instead he is shown to be a layered individual in search of redemption and you find yourself hoping he finds it.
Well worth the time to listen.

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  • MikeC
  • 07-06-2018

One of the best of the Drenai series

A really satisfying conclusion to the Waylander trilogy featuring all the themes Gemmell was best known for, together with shades-of-grey flawed heroes.

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  • j d russell
  • 14-05-2018

Excellent as usual

No matter what I read, I always find myself coming back to Gemmel. Never disappoints

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  • Happy As Larry
  • 08-04-2018

Laughter and tears .

This has got to be my favourite book of the Drenai series. Thank you David Gemmel for writing this and Sean Barrett for bringing it to life so vividly.

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  • Alan Mullen
  • 19-03-2018

wow

amazing book great end to the saga of Waylander only wish there was more thank you David gemmell my you know everlasting peace with the source

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  • P. Craine
  • 04-01-2018

The return of an old friend?

I will not spoil the book. But another great story in this series with a few twists and turns.
I will say I am fast approaching the end of this series. This I do not like. David Gemmell & Sean Barrett have opened my eyes & ears to books I would not normally choose.
I thank them both.

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  • Jonathan
  • 10-12-2017

Hero

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What a Great author. This book is brilliant as are all of Gemmell's books. A must listen.