Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Hero In The Shadows is the finale of the Waylander trilogy. I started this book with a bittersweet pang. Waylander’s my favorite character from the David Gemmell books and I didn’t want his story to end.
Waylander had put his past behind and was now the Grey Man. It astonished me all he’d achieved. He was always a clever man, with that uncanny sixth sense of his. His life had never been easy, and even now when he’d left it all behind, fate wasn’t satisfied to leave him be.
He was forced back into violence, into a fight between good against evil.
Ah, but Waylander had style. Whatever he did, he did it with an admirable intelligence and fighting skill-set. Add in his empathy for those who couldn’t defend themselves. As Ustarte observed, “There is a nobility of spirit in him, and a power not found in ordinary men.”
Sorcery, deadly monsters, demons—piece of cake. An intriguing plot-line with new characters like Ustarte, Yu Yu Liang, Kysumu, Keeva.
The ending broke my heart. It was apt though, perfect for Waylander and still it was heartbreaking. I guess he was always headed that way—his destiny. To come full circle as it did.