Troy by David Gemmell
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Troy
By David Gemmell

Troy

Fall of Kings

By (author) See other recent books by David Gemmell See other recent books by Stella Gemmell
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $19.22
Your Price: $17.30 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.92! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.87 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days, Not for Xmas



Troy by David Gemmell

Book Description

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. As enemies, who are also kinsmen, are filled with bloodlust, they know that many of them will die, and that some will become heroes: heroes who will live for ever in a story that will echo down the centuries.

Buy Troy book by David Gemmell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780552151139
ISBN-10: 0552151130
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 106mm x 40mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author David Gemmell

Bloodstone by David Gemmell Bloodstone, Paperback (October 2014)

A brand-new edition of the second novel in fantasy legend David Gemmell's classic Jon Shannow series

Wolf In Shadow by David Gemmell Wolf In Shadow, Paperback (October 2014)

A brand-new edition of the first novel in fantasy legend David Gemmell's classic Jon Shannow series

Last Guardian by David Gemmell Last Guardian, Paperback (October 2014)

A brand-new edition of the third novel in fantasy legend David Gemmell's classic Jon Shannow series

Morningstar by David Gemmell Morningstar, Paperback (July 2014)

A classic tale of action and adventure from fantasy legend David Gemmell

» View all books by David Gemmell

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Final volume in the authors' historical fantasy (Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, 2005, etc.) very loosely based on The Iliad. The narrative was completed by Stella following the death of her husband in 2006.Agamemnon of Mykene and his allies seek the destruction of Troy and its king, Priam, for the latter's supposedly vast hoard of treasure, not revenge for the abduction of the fabled Helen - here she is plain, plump and peripheral. Odysseus, a wanderer and fabulist, has strong ties to Troy's main ally, fierce mariner Helikaon (aka Aeneas) of Dardania, and sides with Agamemnon only because of a now-regretted oath. Warrior Achilles despises cold, treacherous, ambitious Agamemnon. Priam's in his dotage, and turns over the defense of Troy to his sons. However, before the battle for Troy can reach its climax, Helikaon must take Andromache, Prince Hektor's wife, to the island of Thera to return some bones and fulfill a vow. Andromache - just one of the many strong female characters - loves Helikaon as well as her husband, and complications ensue. Helikaon's warship is the most powerful on the seas - and he's armed with Greek fire! Other anachronisms abound: the Mykene fight in Macedonian phalanxes; the characters merrily chomp on corn bread. There's plenty of revisionism, too: Achilles kills Paris, not the other way around, and never sulks in his tent, while his single combat with Hektor ends not at all as Homer would have us believe. Finally, the Trojan Horse, still a brilliant deception inspired by Odysseus, owes nothing to a hollow statue on wheels.A rousing conclusion for fans of the previous volumes - but not one for the purists. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Troy book by David Gemmell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - David Gemmell

David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and became an instant classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers. Now widely regarded as one of the finest writers of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in East Sussex until his death in July 2006. Stella Gemmell is a journalist, and worked with her husband on all three Troy novels. She concluded Troy: Fall of Kings after his death.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Gemmell close
Bloodstone by David Gemmell
Wolf In Shadow by David Gemmell
Last Guardian by David Gemmell
Morningstar by David Gemmell
Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell
Dark Prince by David Gemmell
Knights of Dark Renown by David Gemmell
Hawk Queen: The Omnibus Edition by David Gemmell
Stones of Power: The Omnibus Edition by David Gemmell
Quest for Lost Heroes by David Gemmell
First Chronicles of Druss the Legend by David Gemmell
Waylander II by David Gemmell
King Beyond the Gate by David Gemmell
Waylander by David Gemmell
Legend by David Gemmell
Troy by David Gemmell
Dark Prince by David Gemmell
Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell
Troy - Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
Troy by David Gemmell
»
Recent books by Stella Gemmell close
Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell
Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell
Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell
Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell
City by Stella Gemmell
Troy by Stella Gemmell
Troy: Fall of Kings by Stella Gemmell
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close