Drenai [publication order]

11 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 2,688 ratings

Legend Summary

The Legend

Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

The Fortress

Mighty Dros Delnoch, protected by six outer walls, the only route by which an army could pass through the mountains. It was the stronghold of the Drenai Empire. And now it was the last battleground, for all else had fallen before the Nadir hordes.

And hope rested on the skills of that one old man....

©2011 David Gemmell (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Legend

    • Drenai, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726

    Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Legends and Sagas!

    • By Simon on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The King Beyond the Gate

    • Drenai, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    A century has passed since the heroic defence of Dros Delnoch. But the people of the Drenai face a new terror: a mad emperor kept in power by two forces of unsurpassed evil. The Joinings are werebeasts of awesome power. The Dark Templars are warrior-priests whose fighting skills are without equal. Against them the Drenai face certain defeat. One man, an outsider hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry, sets out to bring down the emperor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Of Might and Magic!

    • By Simon on 01-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Waylander

    • Drenai, Book 3
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 210

    The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Helping of Gorgeous Gemmell

    • By Simon on 01-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Quest for Lost Heroes

    • Drenai, Book 4
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 210

    The Drenai fortress of Dros Delnoch has fallen, and blood-hungry Nadir hordes sweep across the land, bringing desolation and despair. But with the Nadir triumphant, slavers seize a young girl in the tiny realm of Gothir, and a peasant boy steps off on a quest that will shake the world. To rescue her, Kiall must cross the savage steppes and journey through the Halls of Hell, facing ferocious beasts, deadly warriors and demons of the dark. But the boy is not alone. With him are the legendary heroes of Bel-Azar....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ghosts-yet-to-be ride again

    • By Mr. Patrick M. Vincent on 05-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

    • Drenai, Book 5
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 131

    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 10,000 in gold they are eager to kill the woodsman. Battle-hardened warriors all, they have no fear of this task - but they should have.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook is incomplete

    • By Kindle Customer on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

    • Drenai, Book 6
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 313

    Druss. The Legend. Saviour of Skeln Pass. Protector of Dros Delnoch. The most famous - and dreaded - of Drenai's heroes. But before all men knew Druss, he was a young husband, hewing tress instead of men - most of the time - and held in check by his beloved wife, Rowena. When she is stolen by slavers, Druss becomes a killing machine intent on only one thing: Rowena's return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best ever listen

    • By Martha Alice Wolfgang on 15-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 7

    • The Legend of Deathwalker

    • Drenai, Book 7
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 98

    For centuries the tribes of the Nadir have suffered under the despotic tyranny of their Gothir overlords. Disunited and distrustful of one another, the tribes await the coming of a Messianic warlord, who will unite them against the oppressors. Into this swirling, chaotic landscape come three men who will change the fate of the continent.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Superb book, technical issue though

    • By Mr. J. Ambler on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 8

    • Winter Warriors

    • Drenai, Book 8
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 130

    The prophecy was clear. Upon the death of three kings, the world will be plunged into chaos, and all the cast-out demons of history will return to bring blood and horror to the world. Two of the kings are dead. The third, about to be born, is hunted by the Demon Riders of the Krayakin, Lords of the Undead. All the terrifying forces of evil range against a pregnant queen at bay in a haunted forest. But she is not alone. Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Brett Gary Jackson on 14-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 9

    • Hero in the Shadows

    • Drenai, Book 9
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 130

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A satisfying mix of action, story and delivery

    • By Phillistein on 11-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 10

    • White Wolf

    • Drenai, Book 10
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 161

    Skilgannon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history. Following the terrible triumph at Perapolis, the General had taken the legendary Swords of Night and Day and ridden from the lands of Naashan. No one knew where he had gone, and the assassins sent by the Witch Queen could find no trace of his passing. Three years later, as a mob intent on murder gathers outside a distant monastery, they are faced by a single unarmed priest. In a few terrifying seconds their world is changed for ever, and word spreads across the lands of the East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A reminder of why David Gemmell is great.

    • By Lesley on 06-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 11

    • The Swords of Night and Day

    • Drenai, Book 11
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 111

    Even in death, Skilgannon the Damned's name lives on. Now, as an ancient evil threatens to flood the Drenai heartlands in a tide of blood, he returns.... A thousand years after they fell in battle, two heroes - Druss and Skilgannon - are revered throughout the war-torn lands of the Drenai, where men and women live in abject fear of the dark sorceress known as the Eternal.... But what if the soul of one such hero could be called back from the void, his bones housed again in flesh?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • bloody brilliant

    • By Anonymous User on 28-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99