Hero in the Shadows

Drenai Series
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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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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Grand finale

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

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Another great story from Gemmell but audio issues

Another great story from Gemmell, great (but flawed) heroes, evil bad guys, action, love adventure and superb narration from Sean Barrett. However the book had some passages that were repeated verbatim 3 x in the book. Was odd.....

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I loved it!

Fantastic writing and excellent narration!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to all.

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  • Phillistein
  • 11-11-17

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
  • 10-02-17

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
  • 08-08-17

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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  • Jonathon Bradbury
  • 01-24-20

David Gemmell is a true story teller

David Gemmell is a true story teller this Drenai saga bring something to a end in an amazing way and fitting for some true story telling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-29-19

absolutely brilliant<br />

got to say waylander stories are my most favourite of all the general series after listening to this . by far has some of the best characters of all the books I've I've read up to yet of David gemmell can't say much more then brilliant

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  • Northern Boy
  • 11-23-19

A fitting conclusion for Waylander

I read this in paperback some years ago and loved it then. Brought to life by a great narration, it is a classic tale of good and evil, heroes and demons, told as it should be.

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  • keith brodie
  • 11-14-19

Final book in the excellent waylander trilogy

Great story, good narration highly recommended. Excellent climax to the Waylander series.You don't mess with Dakyras

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  • Bookworm
  • 08-28-19

Brilliant!

I have to say this final story about Waylander is great, there are points where it seems like the main character is amazing in every way however if you love the story you can get past this endless hero worship. The ending for me is just right, bitter yet sweet as I am not fond of an unhappy ending yet find happy one's too easy.

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  • I Have You Now!
  • 04-22-19

Brilliant

The world of Gemmell is a wonderful place to be taken to even just for a minute.

Thank you

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  • Mark Stedmond
  • 08-10-18

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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  • Sweetheart1
  • 11-12-17

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-20

A hero of legend

What can I say about Waylander? He leaps from the page. Along with Druss, he is a hero of legend. The characters are well rounded and the story has you urging them on on this heroic journey. I cannot do justice to this review as I find it hard to write reviews. All I can say is David Gemmell, in my opinion, is the greatest heroic fantasy novelist next to Tolkien. The performance by Sean Barret was exceptional as usual.