Author(s): David Gemmell
High in the wooded, peaked mountains of Skeln, the woodsman, Dakeyras, and his beautiful daughter Miriel, live a life of harmonious solitude. Unbeknown to them, a group of grim-eyed, bloodthirsty warriors stalk the mountains. Men who have never known defeat, to whom revenge and torture are meat and drink. For ten thousand in gold they are eager to kill the woodsman. Battle-hardened warriors all, they have no fear of this task - they should have. For Miriel is a woman of fire and iron, skilled with bow and blade and taught her skills by one of the deadliest killers of all time ...Her father, Dakeyras, better known as Waylander the Slayer.
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Several rungs above the good right into the fabulous -- Anne McCaffrey Has pace, conviction and gritty resolute vitality...The result is a book that will be enjoyed by Tolkien fans TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT David Gemmell manages to take a familiar, generic scenario and infuse it with meaning...it's a thoughtful genre fantasy, a bit chewier than most, and quite, quite tasty LOCUS
David Gemmell's first novel, LEGEND, was published in 1984 and he was widely acclaimed as Britain's king of heroic fantasy. He died in July 2006.