by David Gemmell

  • ISBN: 0552213942
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: David Gemmell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam; First Edition edition (2005)
  • ePub book: 1733 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1702 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 933


I apologize, Lord,’ he said, bowing his head.

Troy – Lord of the Silver Bow PROLOGUE To sleep is to di. o he clung to the driftwood as the raging seas hurled him high, then plunged him deep into the storm-dark valleys between the waves. Lightning flashed, followed by deafening thunderclaps. The Shrine of Apollo, Lord of the Silver Bow, was close to the angry sky, and Phia thought the gods might hear her better if she climbed to it. She was shivering now as the night grew colder, and worried in case the wild dogs roaming the hills caught the scent of the blood on her ankle. She stumbled in the darkness. I apologize, Lord,’ he said, bowing his head.

David Gemmell has been an inspiration for many modern fantasy authors these days, there’s even an annual . You will find that bravery and luck are often bedfellows. Lord of the Silver Bow is the first book in Gemmell’s Troy trilogy and it’s also his final series before he passed away.

David Gemmell has been an inspiration for many modern fantasy authors these days, there’s even an annual Fantasy award named after him that has been established since 2009. From the title of the trilogy, I think it’s safe to conclude that the trilogy will eventually be concluded with the tragic Trojan War.

Advance praise for Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow. This is how the oldest tales should be read and known. David Gemmell was born in London, England, in the summer of 1948. Expelled from school at sixteen, he became a bouncer, working nightclubs in Soho. This is the grand style of storytelling. Born with a silver tongue, Gemmell rarely needed to bounce customers, relying instead on his gift of gab to talk his way out of trouble. This talent eventually led him to jobs as a freelancer for the London Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and the Daily Express.

David Gemmell was born in London, England, in the summer of 1948. His first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and has remained in print ever since. He became a full-time writer in 1986. His books consistently top the London Times bestseller list

Ancient Greece come to life- Sword fights, armour, the beauty of the Aegean. Still my favourite take on Homer. Works as a standalone).

Ancient Greece come to life- Sword fights, armour, the beauty of the Aegean. 3. The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon. Rightly regarded, criminally under read.

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Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow is a 2005 historical fantasy novel by British fantasy writer David Gemmell, forming part of his Troy Series. According to WorldCat it is found in over 650 libraries. The bestselling author recently died of heart failure before he had finished the third novel in this trilogy (Troy: Fall of Kings ). However his wife agreed to complete the book following the detailed outline that he left behind.

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Gemmell David A. (EN). 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.


Akisame Akisame
*First reviewed on Goodreads*

Dear Sir,

Words are powerless to express my gratitude for this amazing piece of work. Amazing, but one that causes so much distress. Every word is like a drop of wine. By the end of it, I was drunk and giddy with fear for the coming war.

You were cruel; you stood by and watch me fall deeply in love with Helikaon the Golden One, Andromache, Argurios, and Laodike; only to take them away from me. Argurios said what was in my heart,

"I had not realised until then that my life had been lived in the darkness of a perpetual winter night. When I saw her, it was as if the sun had rise."

You gave me the perfect love stories, only to shred them into pieces. You gave me courageous and cunning warriors who fought valiantly - till the end. You were ruthless; I was whimpering as I read 'The Swan's Promise'. Did you not know how much it hurt me?

Drawing back her hand, she said"May the gods grant you great happiness, my love."

"In letting me know you they already have. More than I have deserved"

Only Queen Halysia knew the pain you've caused me. But as how Helikaon intend to be her shield, despite his broken heart from losing Andromache, I know you will be my Shield of Thunder. Please promise me that it will get better from here.

People talked of broken hearts, but they were wrong. Broken was somehow complete, finished, over. The real sensation was of continual breaking, an everlasting wound, sharp and jagged, like claw of bronze biting into the soft tissue of the heart.


Conclusion: A great book makes you smile, cry, whimper, entranced - LotSB does exactly that. Helikaon King, I love thee.
Ceroelyu Ceroelyu
Gemmell remains one of my favorite authors. This first book of the Troy trilogy is without a doubt my favorite works of historical fiction I've ever encountered and is hard to put down. Even now, I'm currently re-reading it a 4th or 5th time (not sure which!). The series continues to get better and better as the story goes on. When I heard the author passed away during the writing of the 3rd book, I was incredibly devastated. His wife Stella Gemmell, however, picked up the torch and wrote the 3rd book based off his manuscripts, I believe, and di an absolutely admirable & fantastic job of concluding one of the most beautiful works of fiction I've ever read.

David Gemmell will be sorely missed, but his books will always live on and I can't wait to have a history class of my own to teach one day where I will gladly sing this man's praises and encourage the next generation to read his books.
Nirad Nirad
Cover to cover I enjoyed this book. I figured I would, the Praise For David Gemmell page included a comment from Anne McCaffery who said, “He’s several rungs above the good-right into the fabulous.” I completely agree with her after reading this book. There are many things I could gush about Gemmell doing in this book-but I’ll stick with the three things I liked the most.
1) Characters, I don’t think there was a character presented I was not drawn to know more about or invested in and was cheering on. Ladi-dadi-everybody Gemmel had me meet I wanted to know more about. Even the Egyptian Eunuch who made garments for trade. Reading his chapter I was laughing to myself thinking, “I even like this guy. Gemmel you are a freaking genius!” You learn about the character you are following while also learning about the characters they are interacting with.
Gemmel divvied up chapters into scenes where you follow one of his various characters. The story moves forward, but you view it from the different character points of views. A brave risk, and thankfully taken up by an experienced author. This style of writing can loose the interest of the reader due to lack of empathy for certain characters, or the failure of the author to move the story forward. Readers will skip over scenes involving the characters they don’t like, or put the book down all together. I never once felt the urge to do either of these.
We get to view the protagonist through many character points of view and all of them have different opinions of the man and his actions. Just like in real life, I loved being able to form my own opinion of Helikaon. Born with a natural leadership talent we get to see how he was nurtured out of it, and then developed back into it. We get to see the mentors who influenced the young prince, and watch the drama of them confronting Helikaon over different actions he took in the book. These chapters offered some beautiful conversations about grief, how a monarch influences his people, and how we recover from haunting sorrows of the past.
When he introduced Andromache I was holding my breath. Can he do this, will he do this? Can he pull off a strong female without making her a non-relatable psychopath, whore, or worse someone we might believe to be strong-but never get to see in action? Oh he pulled it off-and I’d say he knocked the strong female character right out of the park. She was defiant, brave, and a woman who knew her own mind, and limitations. She also displayed heart and compassion.
I loved how Gemmell portrayed Odysseus. Brilliant-especially how he brought to life the theory that Odysseus was most likely a form of early drama and not just an example of oral history.
2. I enjoyed how Gemmell created a solid balance of non-fiction elements into the story. The Greco-Roman world came to life, but we were not subjected to pages upon pages describing buildings, clothing, furniture and food. It was relevant and aided the action and drama.
3. Gemmell knows how to write a battle scene. He’s not afraid to take on the task of writing the horrors of battle. In my opinion there are many fiction authors to chicken to try. They skim over the battles-because its hard to write them and you can easily fail trying for a laundry list of reasons. Kudos to an author who cares enough to get the details right, but not douse us in each sword stroke of every soldier on the field. The weapons were right, the use of the weapons was right, the strategies were correct-and as someone who cares about these historical realities it was blissful to read. The battles were awesome. My favorite scenes being Blue Owl Bay, and then the culminating battle at the end. “Death is coming!”
I ended the book wondering where Gemmell’s books have been all my life and looking forward to discovering his other works.
Vit Vit
My introduction to Fantasy literature came through the Iliad. It's only natural that I would enjoy stories from the same time period / genre. one of the things that I've always disliked about the Aeneid and Dante's Inferno, is the Romans dislike for Odysseus. My favorite part of this novel, when Odysseus is a major factor in Aeneas' development as a hero--for me it is a satisfying slap in the face to people like Virgil. I guess this was always one of my favorite characters. I also really enjoyed the parts where Odysseus made up stories that linked to Common mythology.