The Shattered Horse

The Shattered Horse

by S.P. Somtow

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S.P. Somtow's classic sequel to The Iliad returns to print. Firmly rooted in modern archaeological discoveries about Bronze Age cultures, "The Shattered Horse" paints a vivid picture of a decaying golden age seen through the eyes of the survivors of Trojan War . at the center of the story, Prince Astyanax, heir to the Trojan kingdom, marked for death as a child by the Greek conquerors, escaping perhaps by divine intervention . doomed, perhaps, to repeat history. An astonishing panoply of mythic characters come to life in this book, called by Gene Wolfe "in the true sense, a work of genius."

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ISBN-13: 9781940999050
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
Publication date: 11/22/2013
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.07(d)

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Shattered Horse 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
krisiti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very dense and episodic. A bit like the Oddyssy in a way; I wonder if that was deliberate.I think it detracted a bit, though; the story kept building up momentum and then losing it in a change of direction.I've always loved the theme of the ending of an age. Tolkein did it best, I suppose, but this was wonderful and more real, because it built on a real mythology, an age that passed and was believed in, and alas the great god Pan is dead. The battle of the last two heroes of the age of bronze had me in tears, and I only wish there'd been more of that, more of the splendour of the age so I could see what was being lost.Must reread some time.
skystyler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great book set in the years after the fall of Troy. If you're into Greek Myths you'll love this. Somtow is a brillant man and a great writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
S. P. Somtow's classic sequel to 'The Iliad' returns to the print. Firmly rooted in modern archaeological discoveries about Bronze Age cultures, 'The Shattered Horse' paints a vivid picture of a decaying golden age seen through the eyes of the survivors of Trojan War . at the center of the story, Prince Astyanax, heir to the Trojan kingdom, marked for death as a child by the Greek conquerors, escaping perhaps by divine intervention . doomed, perhaps, to repeat history. An astonishing panoply of mythic characters come to life in this book, called by Gene Wolfe 'in the true sense, a work of genius.'