In the mountains of Skeln, high among the pine forests and the peaks, the woodsman, Dakeyras, and his beautiful daughter, Miriel, live a life of tranquil solitude.
Not for them the fears of coming wars, the gathering of armies, and the
dreams of the mighty. Yet now grim-eyed warriors stalk the mountains,
trained assassins, killers for hire. Men like Morak, the deadly
swordsman with a taste for torture, Belash, the Nadir Bladesman, nursing
dreams for revenge, and Senta the Gladiator, who has never known
Their orders are simple. Ten thousand in gold for the man who kills the woodsman. Easy wealth for battle-hardened warriors. Or so they believe.
But Miriel is a woman of fire and iron, skilled with bow and blade, taught her skills by one of the deadliest killers of all time…
Her father, Dakeyras. Better known to history as Waylander the Slayer.