Troy: Fall of Kings
by David Gemmell & Stella Gemmell
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Ballantine Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345477033
Date: 26 December 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer tells of the fall of Hector and the voyages of Odysseus. The fall of Troy and the voyage of Aeneas were told by Virgil. Now these epochs have been reinvented by master story teller David Gemmel. Gemmell brings a view that the Trojan War was fought on a much grander scale and not just before the walls of Troy. As this trilogy has unfolded, he shares the stories of Odysseus that are the foundation for the stories of his adventures on his return from Troy. As the greatest heroes of the age of heroes battle; all of their faults and strengths lay bare. In this the final chapter of the Troy series all will be revealed, just maybe not in the way you expected. From official release/information:
From publicity material: On the killing fields outside the Golden City forces loyal to the Mykene king mass. Among them is Odysseus, reluctant ally to King Agamemnon; alongside him the mighty warrior Achilles stands ready to begin the slaughter. With Agamemnon's favorite son Hektor riding to his aid and the dread Helikaon prepared to wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands, darkness falls on the Great Green--now, warriors who were once kinsmen are filled with bloodlust. This is a battle whose tragic consequences will echo down the centuries.