- Hardcover: 476 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey Books; Second printing edition (27 Sept. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345458354
- ISBN-13: 978-0345458353
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 3.4 x 16.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,743,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy) Hardcover – 27 Sep 2005
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A compelling tapestry of action, adventure, deceit and jealousy. A must for all fans of historical fiction and epic adventure. -- Aberdeen Evening Express
A powerful, page-turning series encompassing the Trojan war ... packed with high adventure, vivid characters and fascinating historical detail. -- Birmingham Independent --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Compelling, unputdownable novel of love and hatred, ambition and rivalry, peace and war by Sunday Times bestselling David Gemmell. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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I found this such a fine detailed book but also extremely easy to read. Some fantasy novels have a habit of stretching things too far and too deep into their complexitites but Gemmell seems to strike the perfect balance. I loved this book so much that I bought the second in this series, Troy:Shield of Thunder, before I finshed it. Having just finished that in a record time for myself of 2 days(3 kids and full time job not withstanding) I feel myself yearning for more. In my opinion the second is even better than the first.That deserves a wowee!!
Sadly, David Gemmell passed away this year at the age of 57 before completing the final installment Troy:Fall of Kings. I feel totally selfish in my yearning for this book, which is to be completed by his wife. I did not know of this author before 3 weeks ago and yet I feel genuinely saddened at the loss of such a talent.
In a nutshell, these books have impressed me so much I will buy this one for myself and continue to buy David Gemmell until I have read all his books. I have yet to see a bad review of a single one. Get it, you won't be disapointed.
It's hard to explain why I enjoyed Gemmell's writing style so much. The word was solid. The prose was absolutely solid and tight, its competency really shone through. Its consistency was obvious too - the quality of writing never waivers, throughout the entire trilogy in fact. It's not high-flown stuff, more like tales-by-the-fireside which is where one gets a sense of Gemmell the fantasy author, and this is what makes it so compelling and a real page-turner.Read more ›
I was familiar with the heroic nature of Gemmell's characters, such as the legendary Druss, and I found that several of the characters in "Lord of the Silver Bow" are of similar mould. But I can see how much better Gemmell has become since those early days: this is a much more intricate and complex book, but one that never confuses, and manages to weave together many storylines to give each character a great depth and uniqueness.
There's plenty of gritty action, romance, some historical background, political wrangling, backstabbing and betrayal, but above all the greatness of Gemmell's writing is in his ability to capture that strong emotional moment - where you feel for a downtrodden youngster, or sympathise with a misunderstood outcast, cheer for the brave victor, laugh at the outragious stories of a wisened old veteran, or weep for a fallen hero. Gemmell captures all that, but at no point do you sense that it feels contrived or implausible.
The quality of Gemmell's writing is measured, deliberate, and solid - highly descriptive yet econimical, rarely wasting time, and as a result this book of some 475 pages moves along at a fast pace. The only - minor - complaint is the inclusion of two or three awful one-liners that seem entirely out of place, but that takes nothing away from the book as a whole and the 5-star rating is thoroughly deserved.Read more ›
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I must state that the Troy trilogy are the only David Gemmell books I've ever read. But I couldn't possibly imagine his other books being any better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T J Laud
I bought this book many years ago and always intended to write a review but never quite got around to it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephen J. Green
One of those book where you forget your reading fantasy and truly believe it's real.
2nd time reading this now
I have always been fascinated by the Troy legend and I really enjoyed what this book did with it. I want to go on and read the others now!Published 2 months ago by Mr Peter J Warren
The story is written as if the Troy story is a work of historical fiction. Extremely clever writing and very enjoyable...Published 4 months ago by Paul
Excellent novel. Well written and gripping from start to finish.Published 4 months ago by Kane Greenough
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