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The trilogy is simply a stunning, beautiful epic that you must read!
on 7 January 2011
My review will cover all three books of the Troy trilogy as unlike a few others I think that they are all wonderful reads and combine to make a most wonderful, breathtaking read.
I didn't know David Gemmell's books before reading Troy and so I came to them with no expectations - and this meant I didn't judge on other books (some of which I have now read and find lacking in comparison)
The books are beautifully written, and whilst this 3rd book lacks the same impact as the first 2 due to the author's passing, which in itself is a tragedy, it is still a fantastic read. To take the well known story of Troy and re-write it was a bold and risky move and without a doubt it came off. The stories, characters, sub-plots, tales of heroism and tragedy are so well written you imagination is fired to a time long ago. You will tear through the chapters and devour the words, you will fall in love with the characters, for their flaws as well as their strengths. You find yourself urging them on despite thinking you know the outcome, and then gasp when the story goes in a direction you weren't expecting.
I urge anyway considering these books to buy them, you will not regret it, buy the series and treat yourself to a wonderful reading epic.