David Gemmell - Hero in the Shadows - Orion Publishing Group

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Hero in the Shadows

By David Gemmell
Read by Sean Barrett

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A classic epic fantasy novel from one of the genre's most influential writer.

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, two thousand 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, which 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.

Ready by Sean Barrett

(p) 2017 Orion Publishing Group

Biographical Notes

David Andrew Gemmell (1948-2006) was the UK's number one fantasy author, penning more than 30 novels since his writing career began in 1984. The author of the ground-breaking Legend as well as the Drenai novels, the Rigante series, the Troy sequence and the hit Jon Shannow sequence, he is one of the most influential novelists in the genre.

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  • ISBN: 9781409173212
  • Publication date: 20 Jul 2017
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  • Imprint: Orion
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