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Troy: Fall of Kings by David and Stella Gemmell is out in hardback at 28 euros.
This, the third in the series, continues the fabled story of these legendary names. Darkness falls on the Great Green and the Ancient World is fiercely divided. On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy, forces loyal to the Mykene King Agamemnon mass.
Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene. He knows that Agamemnon will stop at nothing to secure the treasure that lies within the city walls, and he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat.
The Trojan king’s hope is pinned on two heroes: his favourite son, Hektor, the mightiest warrior of his age, and the dreaded Helikaon, who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands.
As enemies, who are also kinsmen, are filled with bloodlust, they know that some of them will become heroes, who will live for ever in a story that will echo through time.