Waylander - David Gemmell To be honest, I've read most of Gemmell's fantasy novels (most, if not all, of the Drenai tales and most of the Rigante series) but this was the first and favorite.

For a while, I devoured Gemmell's stuff but soon I felt like I was reading the same novel over and over (and over and over) again. Waylander remains my favorite because I like the eponymous main character and the sentimental romantic in me thought the ending was exactly what he deserved (I will refrain from spoiling it).

I'd recommend it to fans of epic/kind-of-pulpy-but-not-too-pulpy fantasy; Druss, Gemmell's chief hero in the Drenai Tales, is certainly reminiscent of Conan.