Shield of ThunderBook - 2006
The second novel in David Gemmell’s bestselling Troy trilogy. Interlacing myth and history, and high adventure, this is epic storytelling at its very best.
War is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder.
Into this maelstrom of treachery come three travellers: Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret; Kalliades, a warrior with high ideals and a legendary sword; and his close friend Banokles, who will carve his own legend in the battles to come.
Together they journey to the fabled city of Troy, where a darkness is falling that will eclipse the triumphs and personal tragedies of ordinary mortals for centuries to come.
From the Paperback edition.
Baker & Taylor
In the second volume in a trilogy set during the Trojan war, Agamemnon tightens his control of the lands around Troy, Achilles prepares to test his godlike strength in battle, and Odysseus is confronted with a terrible choice between friendship and honor.
Blackwell North Amer
In this new volume in David Gemmell's epic retelling of the Trojan War, Agamemnon, bloodthirsty king of the Mykene, tightens his noose around the glittering prized city of Troy. Agamemnon uses the forced wedding of Princess Andromache and Hektor, son of Troy's prideful King Priam, as a pretext to sow discord among his enemies. On the beach where the ships of the great kings who have come to honor the royal marriage are anchored, warriors compete in athletic contests, while in the alleys and palaces of the city, spies and assassins play a deadlier game.
At the center of it all is Andromache, the Shield of Thunder, marked at birth by Athena and prophesied to bear the Eagle Child - a son who will reign "till end of days, and fall of kings." With her beloved Helikaon lying gravely wounded and near death, Andromache must hide her feelings from Hektor and from King Priam, who lusts after her for himself, determined that he - and no other - will father the Eagle Child.
Meanwhile, Odysseus, the wily leader of Ithaka, is maneuvered into an impossible choice between friendship and honor. And as the battle lines are drawn, a new character steps onto the stage, a fearless warrior of godlike strength and ferocity, eager to test himself against the mighty Hektor. His name: Achilles.
In the second volume in a trilogy set during the Trojan war, Agamemnon tightens his control of the lands around Troy, the fearless warrior Achilles prepares to test his godlike strength in battle, and Odysseus, leader of Ithaca, is confronted by a terrible choice between friendship and honor, in the sequel to Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow. 25,000 first printing.
From the critics
SummaryAdd a Summary
The war of Troy is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, friends and enemies, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder.
Into this maelstrom of treachery and deceit come three travellers; Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret, Kalliades, a warrior with a legendary sword, and Banokles who will carve his own legend in the battles to come.
Shield of Thunder takes the reader back into the glories and tragedies of Bronze Age Greece, reuniting the characters from Lord of the Silver Bow; the dread Helikaon and his great love, the fiery Andromache, the mighty Hektor and the fabled storyteller, Odysseus.
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
QuotesAdd a Quote
There are no quotes for this title yet.