The Song of Troyby Colleen McCullough
The Song of Troy As urgent and passionate as if told for the first time, the narrative is passed from one character to another: Priam, King of Troy/i. is colleen mccullough at her supreme best as she recounts the tragic and terrible saga of the trojan war, a three-thousand-year-old tale of enduring love, abiding hate, vengeance, betrayal, honor and sacrifice.… See more details below
The Song of Troy As urgent and passionate as if told for the first time, the narrative is passed from one character to another: Priam, King of Troy, doomed to make the wrong decisions for the right reasons; the Greek princess Helen, a self-indulgent beauty who deserts her boring husband for the sake of an equally self-indulgent beauty, the Trojan prince Paris; the haunted fighting machine, Achilles; the heroically noble hektor; the subtle and brilliant Odysseus; Agmemnon, King of Kings, who consents to the unspeakable in order to launch his thousand ships, and thus incurs the enmity of his terrifying wife, Klytemnestra. But where does human folly end? And where does the pitiless retribution of the Gods begin? The characters dazzle, swinging our sympathies from Greece to Troy and back again as each of them moves inexorably towards a fate even the Gods cannot avert.
Colleen McCullough's compelling, fascinating, novel shows readers of every generation the unforgettable power of a story that lies deep at the heart of Western culture, and still resonates today.
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McCullough once again brings the ancients to life in this fascinating account of the Greeks' 10 year struggle to overtake Troy. Although the story is familiar the approach is fresh. As I waited for the next installment of the Caesar series, I was so fortunate to have stumbled across this wonderful book! Thank you Ms. McCullough!
I loved this. A fantastic and epic retelling of the story of Troy, weaving new ideas of humanity and personality into the many characters, while giving a brilliant sense of wonder and awe in the tale itself. Helen the beautiful, Odysseus the wise, Priam the tiring, Agammemnon the proud, Achilles the tragic. A simply beautiful tale that I will read over and over again.