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Lord of the Silver Bow - David Gemmell
Lord of the Silver Bow
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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... show more
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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345494573 (0345494571)
ASIN: 345494571
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 483
Edition language: English
Series: Troy (#1)
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BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS rated it
3.0
Wow, a book about the Trojan War with a new protagonist and a different - perhaps more realistic - portrayal of the Greek world and the reasons for the great struggle. I couldn't have ordered a book more suited to my tastes. Alas, the first third of the book was a huge disappointment. Sure, th...
Books Are Like Drugs
Books Are Like Drugs rated it
5.0
What an engrossing book. It was a slower read for me, but I could just picture everything so clearly in my mind.
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker rated it
5.0
updated on June 19, 2011 for piss poor grammar mistakes (I'm sure there are more but I just found some today).So I asked for a recommendation for a historical fiction book that had court politics, backstabbing, and violence (you know all the stuff you are not supposed to love in a book) and I receiv...
melpomene
melpomene rated it
4.0 Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy, Book 1)
Interesting retelling of the lead up to the Trojan war. Not particularly great writing and some cliched stock characters brought the story down for me, particularly Andromache. The kick-ass warrior princess thing is so overdone, although I do realize there are many examples of independent warrior ...
DP9
DP9 rated it
Oh, what an excellent book. It took me a chapter or two to work out who was who, and what was going on, but once I had everyone sorted out in my head I could really enjoy the tales. I found the main characters well drawn, keeping faith with the traditions of the Trojan War story that has endured to ...
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