Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 27, 2005 - Fiction - 476 pages
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He is a man of many names. Some call him the Golden One; others, the Lord of the Silver Bow. To the Dardanians, he is Prince Aeneas. But to his friends, he is Helikaon. Strong, fast, quick of mind, he is a bold warrior, hated by his enemies, feared even by his Trojan allies. For there is a darkness at the heart of the Golden One, a savagery that, once awakened, can be appeased only with blood.

Argurios the Mykene is a peerless fighter, a man of unbending principles and unbreakable will. Like all of the Mykene warriors, he lives to conquer and to kill. Dispatched by King Agamemnon to scout the defenses of the golden city of Troy, he is Helikaon’s sworn enemy.

Andromache is a priestess of Thera betrothed against her will to Hektor, prince of Troy. Scornful of tradition, skilled in the arts of war, and passionate in the ways of her order, Andromache vows to love whom she pleases and to live as she desires.

Now fate is about to thrust these three together–and, from the sparks of passionate love and hate, ignite a fire that will engulf the world.

Readers who know the works of David Gemmell expect nothing less than excellence from this author, whose taut prose, driving plots, and full-bodied characters have won him legions of fans the world over. Now, with this first masterly volume in an epic reimagining of the Trojan War, Gemmell has written an ageless drama of brave deeds and fierce battles, of honor and treachery, of love won and lost.


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User Review  - bdtrump - LibraryThing

Gemmell's first work in his Trojan War series, the plot builds slowly, yet is necessary to bring solid character development and conflict later on. A new and interesting interpretation of the Trojan myth. 4/5 for a great start to a fun historical fiction series. Read full review

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Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell **** I was introduced to Gemmell a few months ago by way of the Jon Shannow novels, became hooked and decided to seek out some more of his novels. Although I ... Read full review

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Contents

THE GOLDEN KING
THE HOUSE OF SERPENTS
WINGS OVER OLYMPOS
THE TEMPLE OF HERMES
PART THREE THE STORMS OF WINTER
THE MAN AT THE GATE
THE PHRYGIAN
THE WOUNDED LION

POSEIDON SWIMS
THE LOST HERO
BLUE OWL
ANDROMACHES PROPHECY
THE FAT KINGS FEAST
SWORDS IN THE MOONLIGHT
THE GATHERING STORM
THE SHIP OF FLAMES
THE SONG OF FAREWELL
PART TWO THE GOLDEN CITY
THE CITY OF DREAMS
THE GATES OF HORN AND IVORY
WARNINGS OF
THE SILENT HEAD
APHRODITES LEAP
THE FALLEN PRINCE
OF ANCIENT GODS
THE BLOOD OF HEROES
BLOOD ON THE WALLS
SPEARS IN THE NIGHT
THE SHIELD OF ILOS
THE SWANS PROMISE
EPILOGUE
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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.


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