Would you like to read a novel that has the energy and unpredictability of a chariot ride with Achilles?
This retelling of the Trojan War will make you speechless. If you already know the story ~ as portrayed in Homer’s Iliad ~ then you need to come to this book with an open mind. Perhaps most shockingly ~ for those of us imbued with the Classics from an early age ~ is that Achilles […]
Wow ~ what an epic! It was so enjoyable it kept me up into the wee hours. For those of you who do not know, this Trilogy (LORD OF THE SILVER BOW, SHIELD OF THUNDER and FALL OF KINGS) is David Gemmell’s take on the Trojan War. Like Homer’s ILIAD, this tale has plenty of […]
While Volume One of this Trilogy LORD OF THE SILVER BOW had a raucous energy that brought the events of the Iliad and the Odyssey to life, this novel didn’t succeed as well. The problem as I see it is that it changed mood and tone so dramatically that I felt as if the ending […]
Have you ever heard of Helikaon? Or Kolanos? What about the Great Hero Argurios? Maybe you have a faint idea that Andromache is Hector’s wife. And if you come from Europe or have had a Liberal Arts eduction in the US, you’ve almost certainly heard of Odysseus, Priam, Hector, and maybe Aeneas. For those […]