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A compelling, unputdownable novel of love and hatred, ambition and rivalry, peace and war by Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.
"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..." - STEVEN PRESSFIELD
"What a masterly imagining of Bronze Age Greece" - ***** Reader review
"The story is thrilling and once you start, you can not stop." -- ***** Reader review
"Another epic novel that was impossible to put down." -- ***** Reader review
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.
The story continues in Troy: Shield of Thunder.
Bestseller Gemmell (Legend) boldly recasts the Trojan War in this first of a new trilogy, which centers on a warrior variously called Helikaon, Aeneas or the Golden One, who's blessed by luck to have all he turns his hand to prosper. Populated by compelling and finely drawn characters taken from either Greek mythology (Odysseus, Hektor, etc.) or the author's own fertile imagination, the novel lays the groundwork for the war to come. Spurred by prophecy, Agamemnon, King of Mykene, sets his men the task of killing Aeneas. The ensuing conflict threatens to engulf the Mediterranean. While this enchanting tale is more historical fiction than fantasy (the obligatory oracles and Kassandra's prophecies are the only hints of magic), genre fans and more general readers alike will have trouble putting it down.