The war to end all wars. High adventure and epic storytelling combine in the final novel in David Gemmell's bestselling Troy
trilogy.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.Author ProfileDavid A. Gemmellís
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.
is a journalist, and worked with her husband on all three Troy novels. She concluded Troy: Fall of Kings
after his death.Reviews
History and legend combine in the epic re-creation of the Troy myth,David Gemmell carries us away into a four-cornered wholly convincing cosmos ... so masterfully done that the reader thinks, "Ah, this is what it was really like",Gripping and fast-paced, intelligent and intensely readable ... should appeal to anyone who enjoys an action-packed historical epic,The loyalties and betrayals, the love and the hate, the endless, everlasting courage of the men - and the women - of both sides are brought to life in this vivid, inspirational recreation of the Troy myth