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Nobody Did it Better,
This review is from: Troy: Shield Of Thunder: The Shield of Thunder No.2 (Hardcover)
I can only echo the sentiments of other reviewers and send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of David Gemmell. He was without doubt the best writer of fantasy on the planet and will be sadly missed by all his fans and book readers throughout the world. His writing style seemed effortless. Fluid and fluent I would describe it. His books never had a `lull' in them. The reader was drawn effortlessly along and before you knew it you had come to the sad part, the end of the book. To think that there will be no more David Gemmell books after this one is a sobering thought. R.I.P.
The book itself is secondary to the sad loss of David, but readers deserve some insight into it, though I am sure it will be bought by all of David's fans. It would be easy for me to say that it is the best book he has ever written, but that would short change many of the other wonderful books that David conjured up in that fertile mind.
This novel is a follow up to Lord of the Silver Bow and is set at a time when the war of Troy is looming and all of the Kings are congregating each with their own plans for conquest. Shield of Thunder returns the reader back to the time of Ancient Greece, an age of warriors and heroes, a time of myths and legends. Into this age come three travellers, Piria, a runaway priestess, Kalliades, a great warrior with a powerful sword and Banokles who will make his own legends in the times ahead.