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This is the start to one of my all time favourite trilogies which is quite simply glorious. David Gemmell takes the epic tale based around Troy and brings it to vivid passionate life. Adventure, action, love, heartache, courage, betrayal, all fought out on the battlefield or whispered conversations in the rooms of power. I adored his previous books (I’ve read all of them) which were firmly heroic fantasy. The first book in the trilogy Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow was published in 2005, and I felt that his writing soared to new heights. I fell deeply in love and this is a trilogy that I regularly reread. After the author’s death in 2006, his wife Stella Gemmell wrote the second part of the third book from his notes. In 2007 Troy: Fall of Kings was published under both David and Stella Gemmell. In 2008 the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy began.
Books in The Troy Series:
1. Lord of the Silver Bow
Three lives will change the destiny of nations.
Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge.
In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery. And beyond its fabled walls blood-hungry enemies eye its riches and plot its downfall.
It is a time of bravery and betrayal; a time of bloodshed and fear. A time for heroes.
History and legend
combine in an epic recreation of the Troy myth
-- Conn Iggulden
David Gemmell carries us away to a four-cornered, wholly convincing cosmos, so masterfully done that the reader thinks, 'Ah this is what it was really like'
-- Steven Pressfield
Gripping and fast-paced, intelligent and intensely readable... should appeal to anyone who enjoys an action-packed historical epic
-- Joanne Harris
The loyalties and betrayals, the love and the hate, the endless, everlasting courage of the men - and the women - of both sides are brought to life in this vivid, inspirational recreation of the Troy myth
-- Manda Scott
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
David A. Gemmellâ€™s first novel, Legend, was first published in 1984 and went on to become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers. Widely regarded as the finest writer of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in Sussex until his death in July 2006.More About David Gemmell