Troy Fall of Kings ePUB ¹ Troy Fall ePUB Ñ

  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • Troy Fall of Kings
  • David Gemmell
  • English
  • 06 October 2016
  • 9780593052259

10 thoughts on “Troy Fall of Kings

  1. says:

    IT IS OFFICIALDavid Gemmell has written the BESTEST and most HEROIEST fantasy trilogyeverEVER I just finished this third installment of the epic Troy trilogy by the late and sorely missed David Gemmell and all I can say is that if you loved the first two you will love this one If you haven’t read the first two books then you might want to take a long serious look in the mirror and reconsider some of your recent life choices as you may have taken a wrong turn somewhere However never fear it is not too late Just drop what you are doing and GO BUY THEMNOWIn this final installment the battle lines have been drawn some major battles and minor skirmishes have occurred and the final Siege of the City of Troy is ready to begin IN THIS CORNER Agamemnon The power hungry Mykene King; Achilles Warrior Supremo and badass numero uno; Odysseus the honorable and brilliant tactician who Fate has made Agamemnon’s reluctant ally; and Ajax the Bone splitterguess what he does AND IN THIS CORNER Priam The less than honorable ruler of Troy; Helikaon now called Aeneas King of Dardania and dangerously Hulk tempered when pushed too far; Hektor Prince of Troy and second greatest warrior in the world save for Achilles; Gershon aka Ahmose The exiled prince of Egypt whose destiny finally catches up with him in stunning fashion; Banokles and Kalliades Two former officers and stone killers of the Mykene army who now serve Troy; andAndromache Wife of Hektor and lover of Aeneas I know what you are thinking but its complicated And many many supporting characters on both sides OhohThe Epicness is AwesomeOkay everything about this book was transcendant in its testosterone fueled greatness but I do want to specifically mention one aspect that I thought was especially well done This series deals with an historical event the fall of Troy that is fairly well known at least in a popular sense thank you Homer despite the minimal amount of historical records on the subject Gemmell manages to include all of the famous “elements” of the Troy saga but he does so in such a fresh original way that the story feels completely new while still making sense within the popularly understood historical frame of reference I will give you one example don’t worryno spoilers I assume everyone knows the story of the Trojan Horse Well Gemmell includes this element in the story but his depiction is so uniue and credible way that the reader at least me a doesn’t recognize it as such until it's actually happening and b once the scene occurs the reader again at least me is left thinking ‘OhshitI can completely see how this event over time would become the “legend” of the Trojan Horse’The execution wasBRILLIANT In addition the way that Gemmell expands the story to include characters and events that are remembered in world history outside the narrative arc of the fall of Troy was simply amazing and added real epic depth to the story Of course I do have one NEGATIVE thing to say about this book and the series which may seem pretty obvious Itmade me feel really really sucky about myself Not exactly the kind of book you want to pick up if you are struggling with your self esteem These guys and girls are at the pinnacle of bravery loyalty honor and overall badassedness and I kept feeling like the last one chosen at recess when the kids are picking kickball teams Apart from that personal self image speed bump this is as fun and enjoyable as it gets and I give it my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION60 stars

  2. says:

    The end of the Trojan War is here did Gemmell delivered a satisfying conclusion in his final work?The answer to that will be mostly yes and a few sections of no I’m honestly uite conflicted about Fall of Kings This is the last book in the Troy trilogy by David Gemmell it’s also his final work before he passed away that ended up being finished by his wife Stella Gemmell Because this is his final work there’s a part of me that really want to give this book a full 5 stars but I can’t due to a few problems I had with it I’ll divide this review into two simple parts parts that worked first and then parts that didn’t “Trust your instincts and make judgements on what your heart tells you The heart will not betray you” Firstly the prose Same as the first two books the writing was once again top notch If I didn’t know better I wouldn’t have known that Stella Gemmell took part in the writing of this book; it totally felt like David Gemmell was still the one who wrote it completely Second the last 30% of the book which encompassed the final battle of the Trojan War was awesome Hector vs Achilles was absolutely amazing I’m serious I’ve been waiting for the final duel between these two prominent figures since the first book and Gemmell wrote their duel with expertly that it ended up being one of the best duels I’ve ever read It was superb intense compelling and I completely lost track of time because of the breathtaking battle and drama that unfolds during this seuence The characters of the trilogy felt real and the conclusion was also satisfying Plus Gemmell did a great reimagining on the “Trojan Horse” event that became the signal fire that took down the city of Troy Finally I must say that I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up caring about Kalliades and Banokles I was super bored with their one hundred pages introduction at the beginning of Shield of Thunder I didn’t realize that they would end up being some of the best characters from this trilogy alongside Hector and Odysseus Not Helikaon the main character? Exactly “I was a man before I was a king and no true man walks away when a friend needs him” Helikaon was amazing in the first book However since the second book I feel like he’s becoming much of a side character compared to the other characters One huge example for this is that in the last battle of the Trojan War Kalliades and Banokles were there entirely and they did a lot of bloodbath battles while Helikaon appeared very briefly to literally climb And then there was the matter of Gershom’s story ended up being super bizarre and out of place After finishing this and letting it sit for a few hours I honestly don’t know what the purpose of his storyline was Finally I don’t think it was really necessary to have this series being a trilogy; two books should’ve been enough I found that there were uite plenty of sections within the last two books that didn’t really add any value to the storyline “Hate is the father of all evil” Overall though I very much enjoyed reading through this trilogy despite a few issues I had along the way Although the Trojan War came from Greek Mythology Gemmell turned the narrative completely to a historical fiction style; close to zero magic no gods or demigods appearances I know that I started reading Gemmell’s work from his final trilogy and after enjoying this one I won’t dispute the possibility that I will backtrack through his work and start from the beginning Legend Fall of Kings was an incredible read it's Gemmell's final work and it's a great one I highly recommend this trilogy to any fans of historical fiction and Greek Mythology Series Review Lord of the Silver Bow 455 stars Shield of Thunder 45 stars Fall of Kings 45 stars Troy 12515 stars You can buy the book with free shipping by clicking this link You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions

  3. says:

    I can'tI won'tI don'tJustJust can't Not right nowAfter a long while years actually and almost a huge number of books later I have finished a series that has me at a total loss for words It has been such a ride So many ups and downs So many deaths So much love Such love Such ferocious love the one that threatens to destroy everything if shattered Friendship Respect So many emotions I have no words to say it all Just that I am low right now that this series has ended I’ve only felt this a couple of times before And this feeling the end of a journey THIS feeling the despair and happiness mixed in right amounts is the reason I have been and will always be a SERIES reader I need that connection with my characters and 1 book is not sufficient It broke my heart to know that the author couldn’t complete this series It will haunt me to know that he couldn’t see it through and passed away His wife completed this book and concluded the series I have a complaint Just the one But after such a great trilogy I would be a petty man to voice itI have love and respect for David Gemmell I will die if I do not read of his works sometime soon I do not know how to review this book I probably can’t No I definitely can’t But it would be a damn shame if I never told the words that I fell in love with I will leave you all with a few of the gems I found in this book “War makes brutes of us all and it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between insanity and cold blooded brutality”“By the gods boy no one wants to see the truth of war They want to see heroes tall and strong striking and handsome”“It is said that the gates of paradise can only be opened by the tears of those left behind I do not know whether that be true It should be I think”“At this moment war and perhaps death seemed wonderfully simple It was life that was so hard” “What could he say? That all his life he had dreamed of finding love and that she was the embodiment of that dream? That every day since he had met her she had been in his heart? That upon falling asleep at night her face shimmered in his mind and upon waking his first thoughts were of her?”“We’ve seen a lot of death you and I — than most You know as well as I do death doesn’t always come to those who deserve it”“Until then though he had had no idea what love was And arrogantly he had believed the choice of marriage always would be his He never had dreamed he would fall helplessly in love with someone who was unavailable already betrothed to his closest friend The gods watch for such arrogance with glee he thought” “She was his north star the fixed point around which his world turned For as long as his heart beat or hers he believed they would share a destiny”“They never should have killed him you see Hektor and Achilles were the last great heroes And after the Age of Heroes comes the Age of Darkness”

  4. says:

    How Fall of Kings should have endedNote All endings are written by me in an homage to How it Should Have Ended They aren't spoilers none of this stuff happened although I would've enjoyed any of these endings than the actual endingPossible ending #1 Lord Helikaon said KhalkeusWhat is it Khalkeus? I'm busy with preparation for our next steps in the war with the Mykene said HelikaonThat's what this is about Lord I've found a way to massively increase the range of your ships fire hurlers The increase will enable the ship to throw fire for miles rather than a few hundred feet replied KhalkeusDo it then Khalkeus Helikaon said while his icy blue eyes saw right through KhalkeusFast forward to the siege of TroyWe are close enough now to burn the sieging Mykene army to the ground said OniacusLet's rain fire on Agammenon's ambition and end his reign of evil said HelikaonThe jars of nephthar were hurled for miles shattering into the armies of the west as men were soaked Then the fire flew through the air for what seemed like days before it finally ignited and burned Agamemnon's ambition and men to ashesPossible ending #2Come do your daughterly duty Andromache Priam said while groping all over her bodySuddenly Hektor stepped around the cornerFather I was speaking with my brothers and we are tired of you raping our wives So we decided to give Agammenon exactly what he wants you your gold and your city Hektor said with a tone as cold as winterMy son you can't mean Priam mumbled as the Eagles and Antiphones bound and gagged himFast forward to the armies of the west arriving at TroyThere are no men women children or animals to be seen Achilles saidBattle King Battle King a soldier screamed as he ran to Agammenon You must see this my KingThey all headed into the unlocked doors of Troy to find Priam bound and gagged sitting in his treasury with a parchment on his chest that read We surrender the city and the gold as you demanded and included the King Priam as a bonus It was signed by all Priam's sons daughters grandsonsons and granddaughterdaughtersPossible ending #3You are a coward Achilles Agammenon sprayed spit as he snarled the wordsAchilles said nothing but in the time it takes a man to sneeze he drew his sword and decapitated Agammenon with his head making a heavy thud sound as it hit the wall Achilles scanned the speechless crowd shrugged his massive shoulders and said Come now I can't be the only one who was thinking about doing that All the men in the meeting except Menelaus laughed Odysseus laughed so hard wine came out his nose and he couldn't regain his composure In Fall of Kings and the entire trilogy David Gemmell really captured Odysseus well and that was the strongest part of the series The rest of the series was fairly plain and averageMy biggest gripes have to be Gershom's storyline and the epilogue I really don't see the point of the detour Gershom's story became It doesn't fit the book or the story at all It's inclusion just seemed pointless The epilogue was a rushed attempt to show the future yet it didn't really add anything of value to the story The Fall of Kings was an adeuate conclusion to the retelling of the Trojan War

  5. says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews Troy Fall of Kings is the end of David Gemmell's epic historical series and here a reader will find portrayed the final days of the Trojan War the duel between Hektor and Achilles the Trojan Horse and the fall of mighty Troy Without a doubt the novel dazzles in its realistic portrayal of these historical events leaving one both in awe of its brilliance and perplexed by its obvious flaws The good parts of the novel are easy to point out David Gemmell and his wife Who I understand finished said book after her husband’s death did an outstanding job of portraying realistic characters who fit perfectly into the historical narrative of this period These characters behave realistic based upon their established personality and some of them almost burst off the page in their brilliance The same can be said about the combat scenes in Fall of Kings because they radiate ultra realism as the Greek and Trojan warriors exude fear and adrenaline while clashing in ancient combat Even the final duel between Hector and Achilles is superbly done penned in such detailed and dramatic fashion that it must stand as one of the best portrayed combats between heroic warriors in all of literature And we must not forget the final “Trojan Horse” resolution which might be the most well thought out and simplest solutions I've ever encounteredNo matter how well the Gemmell's did some things however there are still obvious flaws with the story Helikaon and Andromache in particular make certain decision that do not ring true to their characterization throughout the series and seem forced so that other important moments in history can be written about Another is the resolution if you can even call it that of Gershom’s strange plot line that was somewhat mystifying throughout the series There are other examples of characters just disappearing or behaving strangely throughout the later part of the book especially the last few chapters where Troy’s survivors are shown fleeing for their lives but I do not want to belabor the point only point out that these moments detract from the effect of the narrative as a wholeWith all that being said I enjoyed the novel It was a fitting ending to a good series A trilogy where the Gemmells did an excellent job of taking the myths about Troy and turning them into compelling historical fiction Not to say they did not take artistic liberties with historical fact but that even though they did it rang or less true For attempting to shed a light of reason on the Trojan War this novel and series is a must read for lovers of historical fiction Finally I would be remise if I did not salute the legendary David Gemmell There will never be another writer who can do justice to a warrior’s true spirit as he did in this series and all his novels A final triumph for a true master of his craft

  6. says:

    One of Gemmell's finest series I have now read all his books and recommend this series especiallyIt is wonderfully written and will keep you on the edge of your seat Historically correct and the characters are ones that have often been over looked Gemmell will go down as one of the finest writers known I strongly suggest that anyone reading this read the Troy series Any series by him actually You will be glad you did

  7. says:

    Really Grand Adventure taleIt has it all battles betrayals heroes to top it of enough plot twists differences then the recognisable storyline of Troy to keep you going guessing right until the very last chapterLooking back was I overally hard on the first two parts of the trilogy mayeb? As this chapter really stood out for me loved all the characters good n bad looking around for my next read by the author

  8. says:

    Not really a review but I was sitting on 4 stars for this one until the last 30 pages Wow what a nice surprise tie in to some major historical events I'd recommend this series to anyone who is familiar with the story of Troy but wants to see it retold with an incredible twist

  9. says:

    5 Homeric Stars 3 “Beware the wooden horse Agamemnon King Battle King Conueror for it will roar to the skies on wings of thunder and herald the death of nations” “A pox on riddles priest” replied the king “Tell me of Troy and of victory” “The last king of the Golden City will be Mykene The gods have spoken” —THE ORACLE OF THE CAVE OF WINGSview spoilerAnd he is our beloved reluctant General Banokles hide spoiler

  10. says:

    And this is it The end of this EPIC Troy trilogyOh God I'm sad I didn't want this to end When i finished it i just closed the book and stared at the ceiling for several hours ok no I'm kidding for several minutes and couldn't help but start thinking about life and death and war and human kind and i just felt so sad Sometimes people are so greedy and ambitious and want to get everything and don't care how It doesn't matter if to get whatever they want they'll end up leaving a path of destruction misery ruins loss pain death behindI like the way it was described in one paragraph in the book After the Age of Heroes comes the Age of Darkness Within a generation they will tear down the stone palaces of the mighty In the Lion's Hall where the heroes walked there will be only rats and beetles feeding; then green grass will cover the ruins and sheep will graze there Are all wars really necessary? Do they do any good at all after all the destruction they cause? In this example Troy was a mighty empire there were some kings trying to bring it down to try to steal its treasury and in the process they were taking many lives to doom And it all for what? Sad as it is the execution of this popular story was outstanding All the events were believable they looked like something that would happen in a real life situation not with imaginary elements or unrealistic I JUST LOVE ITReally these books are a must read i can't believe the few ratings it's got here on goodreads This gem should be known Gemmell has given us a superb heroic fantasy tale that even though I'm sorry to realize the author died a while ago he'll still live through his characters which are absolutely of the best characters I've ever come across It's impossible not to relate with them not to feel their sufferings it might a couple of times bring tears to your eyesThis is good writing I'll for sure be reading of his work

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Troy Fall of Kings[PDF / EPUB] Troy Fall of Kings Darkness falls on the Great Green and the Ancient World is fiercely dividedOn the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy forces loyal to the Mykene King Agamemnon massAmong them is Odysseus fa Darkness falls on the Great Green and the Ancient World is fiercely dividedOn the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy forces loyal to the Mykene King Agamemnon massAmong Troy Fall ePUB Ñ 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 combatAiling and bitter the Trojan king waits His hope is pinned on two heroes his favourite son Hektor the mightiest warrior of his age and the dread Helikaon who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene handsWar has been declaredAs enemies who are also kinsmen are filled with bloodlust they know that some of them men and women will become heroes heroes who will live for ever in a story that will echo down the centuries.

About the Author: David Gemmell

David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy A former journalist and newspaper editor Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in He went on Troy Fall ePUB Ñ to write over thirty novels Best known for his debut Legend Gemmell's works display violence yet also explores themes in honour loyalty and redemption With over one million copies sold his work continues to sel.