Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
In The Realm of The Wolf is the second book in the Waylander Trilogy. In the first book, we saw how Waylander was saved. He left to live his life with Danyal and the two little girls. I wondered what he would be like, as a husband and a father. He was prepared to live his life in peace but could he learn to let go of his bloody past? Alas, Fate was once again determined to drag him back into the violence and death he’d left behind.
Waylander was ten years older but no less deadly. Holy cow, even older, he was a force to reckon with. His fighting skills, his sixth sense for danger were still sharp. I empathized with him over all he’d lost but he was a man shaped by trauma into a deadly weapon. It was in the midst of danger that he felt most alive.
I was surprised by his caring for his daughter, Miriel, but I shouldn’t have been. His capacity to care, to love was his biggest strength and it was what had been his downfall. It was losing the people he loved which had caused him to seek revenge. It was what had turned Dakeyras into Waylander.
The Nadir shaman, Kesa Khan, was an ugly little man. His cause to bring about the Uniter who would bring all the Nadir clans together as a people was admirable but he was filled with malice and hatred for the Drenai. It was that hatred which almost lost him everything.
I enjoyed In The Realm Of The Wolf immensely, with the startling revelations and prophesies that would affect the future of the Drenai and the Nadir.
David Gemmell crafted an awesome plot-line, mingling the Drenai and the Nadir together, with surprising twists and turns and a new cast of characters.