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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Review: Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy #1)

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

This book was fast paced with a lot of action and good character development. Although the protagonist always seems to come out on top- unlike other trending books- I don't mind a change of pace ... Read full review

Review: Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy #1)

User Review  - Anthony Ryan - Goodreads

In 'Lord of the Silver Bow' David Gemmell takes a realist approach to the legendary war between Greece and Troy. Placing Aenais, Trojan hero and legendary founder of Rome, at the centre of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Part Three The Storms of Winter
The Man at the Gate
The Phrygian
The Wounded Lion
Warnings of
The Silent Head
Aphrodites Leap
The Fallen Prince

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
The Golden King
The House of Serpents
Wings Over Olympos
The Temple of Hermes
Of Ancient Gods
The Blood of Heroes
Part Four The Heros Shield
Blood on the Walls
The Siege Begins
Spears in the Night
The Shield of Ilos
The Lost Garden
The Swans Promise
The Kings Wisdom
Epilogue
Dedication Acknowledgments
Also by David Gemmell About the Author
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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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