Troy by David Gemmell
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Darkness falls on the Great Green, and the Ancient World is fiercely divided.

On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy, forces loyal to the Mykene King mass. Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat.

Within the city, the Trojan king waits. Ailing and bitter, his hope is pinned on two heroes: his favourite son Hektor, and the dread Helikaon who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands.

War has been declared — a war filled with bloodlust, and peopled by heroes who will live forever in a story that will echo down the centuries.

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About David Gemmell

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David Gemmell was born in London, England, in the summer of 1948. Expelled from school at sixteen, he became a bouncer, working nightclubs in Soho. Born with a silver tongue, Gemmell rarely needed to bounce customers, relying instead on his gift of gab to talk his way out of trouble. This talent eventually led him to jobs as a freelancer for the London" "Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and the Daily Express. His first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and has remained in print ever since. He became a full-time writer in 1986. His books consistently top the London Times" "bestseller list.
Published December 26, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 466 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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While not strictly a fantasy (as there is very little magic, aside from a few prophetic visions), and lacking the overt presence of the gods which played such a role in Homer's tale, Gemmell's version of the legends of Troy a well-crafted, compelling story in its own right.

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Summary: A retelling of the myth of Troy that portrays all of the heroes and villains on all sides for the humans they were, that gets you closer to the action than you might wish and shows that war has always been the way it is.

Oct 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Troy: Fall of Kings (Troy (Ba...

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