Shield of Thunder
Publish date: December 26th 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 493
Edition language: English
Series: Troy (#2)
Book I of this series started off slow but really picked up speed as it reached its conclusion, so I started this book really excited to see where Gemmell was going with this tale. Unfortunately, Shield of Thunder really failed to deliver. As soon as you begin this book, you notice that Gemme...
Sometimes books are so well written, the characters come so alive, that I can read the book as quickly as I can watch a movie. That was the case with this book. David Gemmell was a genius. He was a puppet master, carefully laying out his characters, their dialogue, their moves, so that the story com...
Finished this a day or two ago, and have finally knocked a very short review together...Ah. Book 2 in the series. Significantly darker than the Lord of the Silver Bow, but no less gripping. We see Odysseus, trapped by consequences of actions taken for the best of motives, forced into an alliance wit...
Worthy sequel to the opening book of Gemmell's Troy Trilogy. Favorably compares to Steven Pressfield's Last of the Amazons, another fascinating book where an author creates an imaginative and memorable story around mere fragments of historical records.