Troy: Shield of Thunder
by David Gemmell
Cover Artist: Craig Howell
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Ballantine Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345477026
Date: 26 December 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
[Editor's Note: This review originally ran in our March 2007 issue.]
It was with a sad heart that I read this tale, the last novel Gemmell completed before his death in 2006. Some good news for readers is that he had completed substantial parts of the concluding tale prior to his death and his wife will complete his final work, Troy: Fall of Kings. I won't speculate a great deal as to the contents and scope of the third tale, but the title may hint at a deeper meaning.
The wine-dark seas are covered in chaos. The allies of Priam and Agamemnon are pillaging the Aegean. As the battles intensify, the world is drawn closer to the siege of Troy.From official release/information:
Book Description: The second novel in David Gemmell's bestselling Troy trilogy. Interlacing myth and history, and high adventure, this is epic storytelling at its very best.
(Source: Ballantine Books)