Fall of Kings

Fall of Kings 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 mass Among them is Odysseus fabled

  • Title: Fall of Kings
  • Author: David Gemmell Stella Gemmell
  • ISBN: 9780552151139
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 mass Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat.Within the city, the Trojan king waits Ailing and bitter,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 mass Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat.Within the city, the Trojan king waits Ailing and bitter, his hope is pinned on two heroes his favourite son Hektor, and the dread Helikaon who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands.War has been declared.As enemies, who are also kinsmen, are filled with bloodlust, they know that many of them will die, and that some will become heroes heroes who will live for ever in a story that will echo down the centuries.

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    1. IT IS OFFICIAL…David Gemmell has written the BESTEST and most HEROIEST fantasy trilogyever.EVER. 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 [...]

    2. I can't.I won't.I don'tJust.Just can't. Not right now.After 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 onl [...]

    3. Owh the glory, the tragedy!And so it ends I have sailed the Great Green on the Xanthos and the Penelope, listened to the stories of Odysseus, wept with strong Andromache and Laodike, fought beside honorable Argurios, conflicted Helikaon, great Hektor and loyal Banokles and Kalliades and damn what a great ride it was.5 glorious stars!full rtc when I can properly sort out all these feelings xD

    4. How Fall of Kings should have ended(Note: 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 more than the actual ending.)Possible ending #1"Lord Helikaon," said Khalkeus."What is it Khalkeus? I'm busy with preparation for our next steps in the war with the Mykene," said Helikaon."That's what this is about Lord. I've found a way to massively increase the range of your ships fir [...]

    5. 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 G [...]

    6. One of Gemmell's finest series. I have now read all his books and recommend this series especially.It 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. 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.

    8. 5 Homeric Stars! <3“Beware the wooden horse, Agamemnon King, Battle King, Conqueror, 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 WINGS(view spoiler)[And he is our beloved, reluctant General, Banokles. (hide spoiler)]At some point in our lives, we have heard a [...]

    9. Really Grand Adventure tale!It has it all, battles, betrayals, heroes & to top it of enough plot twists & differences then the more recognisable storyline of Troy to keep you going & guessing right until the very last chapter.Looking 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.

    10. And this is it The end of this EPIC Troy trilogy.Oh 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 o [...]

    11. Muy bien acabada la trilogía. No es como yo la conocía pero eso da igual. Recomendable 100%.Si por algo hay un premio que lleva el nombre de este tío. Lástima que ya no viva y no pueda seguir regalándonos la vista y la mente con sus obras.No os pongo ni de que va. ¿Para qué? Si leeis el primer libro de la trilogía fijo, fijo, fijo, que llegais a este. Igual no le ponéis cinco estrellas pero dudaría que le pusiéseis menos de cuatro.

    12. Le voilà, le dernier tome de Troie, cette fois-ci signé par David et Stella Gemmell car le grand monsieur nous a quitté et c’est son épouse qui a terminé le tout pour ses lecteurs pleins de tristesse. La chute des rois est donc le dernier bouquin de ce grand auteur. Pourrait-il être son meilleur ?Les deux tomes précédents ont mis tous les acteurs en place et ont parfaitement posé toutes les pièces de ce grand échiquier, c’est maintenant le moment tant attendu, la guerre de Troie e [...]

    13. Най-сетне ми остана повече свободно време и реших да довърша поредицата "Троя". И като всяко хубаво нещо, я изчетох за отрицателно време, въпреки че си повтарях да не я чета бързо. Ала щом я взех в ръце, просто не можех да я оставя.Както казах и за първата книга, да пишеш за добр [...]

    14. An epic heroes farewell, or an epic farewell. This very readable and entertaining story has even more meaning for me when I learned Stella Gemmell completed this last book soon after her husband David's death. Cathartic. Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions.This is a long farewell. I could easily imagine that Stella was able to say goodbye to her hero David with every passage of this book. A silly romantic notion? Too idealistic or simplistic for me to th [...]

    15. An immensely readable trilogy, which kept me engaged from beginning to end, except perhaps for a couple of hundred pages in this book which described war, war and more war. I hate reading about war, love reading about people and their way of life. Hence one star deducted.I keenly followed Odysseus, Hektor, Andromache, Xander, kassandra, Banocles and a myriad of others, including the two rivals Priam and Agamemnon who are the baddies of the series, one perhaps a tinge better than the other, and t [...]

    16. This whole trilogy has been a wonderful reading experience!! I like that Aeneas was a main character, and finally he and some of the survivors of the Trojan War go to the city of the Seven Hills

    17. Прочетох трилогията "Троя". 10/10 лична оценка. Едно от най-добрите неща на които съм попадал напоследък. Не особено сложна, с не особено запомнящ се стил, без философия и т.н но притежаваща най-важната черта на романа за мен - увлекателност. Хванах я и не успях да я оставя, докато [...]

    18. This is the last book in a trilogy about the Trojan War.The entire synopsis of this book can be summed up by saying it's a book of war. It is, in it's entirety, a book of battles, small and large. I have enjoyed the entire series. It is filled with epic battles and epic heroes, strong women and brave warriors, death and life. Where some of my favorite characters die and some live.And in the end, it was a fabulous read and I'm ever so sorry that David Gemmell won't be writing anymore books.

    19. There isn't much I can say that I haven't already said about this series. I will admit that even though I "knew" what was supposed to happen to the city of Troy, Gemmell changed things up a bit: the Hector & Achilles showdown ended differently than expected, as did Agamemnon's demise. I would highly recommend this series to anyone into historical fiction. Great work by the late David Gemmell.

    20. This trilogy is probably the best interpretation of Troy's story since Homero. I'll make a proper review soon.

    21. Even though this trilogy failed to interest from the first book, I kept reading in hopes that it would improve. Sadly, it didn't, and I detected no decline or difference in quality when Gemmell's writing ended and his wife's began. The characterization continued to be shallow, the plot points far-fetched and for their own sake. I'm specifically thinking of the entire subplot of Gershom, which had nothing to do with the main story and had the feel of being a kitchen sink approach to bring in all [...]

    22. A markedly noteworthy ending to an outstanding epic fantasy trilogy, that professes such remarkable depth! David Gemmell has to be one of the greatest writers of all-time whose work is just so astonishing, that it outshines many within the increasingly diverse fantasy genre. His work is truly original and of such quality and profound substance, that his stories remain with you long after you have read them. Fall of Kings (Troy 3#) is the magnificent conclusion to a sweeping historical masterpiec [...]

    23. I was disappointed with how this series progressed, and the finale only continued the trend. The only thing that kept me going was the inevitability of the what-a-great-guy Hektor's death (and even that was unsatisfying - I was all ready to help Achilles drag his remains around the camp a few times). The Troy story is a toughie - so often interpreted and so interwoven into out cultural background and myth-making - but Gemmell had taken on a similar material before and told a great yarn. Here, th [...]

    24. Such a great book. Such a great series. I can't remember when I've enjoyed a series as much as this one. Of course, being based on one of the world's best known historical story, it's not hard to see why it's so intriguing. But it's a book that's written beyond that, and for that reason alone - it's well worth the effort to read it all.What I mean by that comment - that it's written beyond the historical story - is that he's taken the slant of the story that we all recall of Troy and made it som [...]

    25. This, the final book in the Troy Trilogy is a rollicking good ride. The author died before completing this one, so his wife took over, and while I can tell where the transition happened, I enjoyed every moment of this story.The authors change some of the "facts" of the story, but I was OK with it. I particularly liked how the death of Hektor was done in this version (that should not be a spoiler people). Since that was one of the tough parts of the story for me (never mind the hundreds of thousa [...]

    26. Fall of kings like all the others in the trilogy was an entertaining read, drawing you into the plot and characters. There were some great set pieces in the book, and some twist and turns that were unexpected. Taking the three books as a whole this was an amazing adventure with great characters and escapism that makes these books stand out from others. You really are back in this time and place and David Gemmell’s descriptive writing is excellent. The ending was great, with a really good build [...]

    27. This was a bit of a letdown for me after reading the first two books. Granted, it was mostly written by David Gemmell's wife (using a draft he had started and notes for the plot), but it just didn't draw me in like the others. Sadly, the characters and story seemed quite bland in comparison - it felt like more of a telling than an emotional journey.

    28. The conclusion to the best historical trilogy I have ever read! Gemmell died while writing this final book and his wife finished the tale. I have recently reread the first two parts and will eventually get round to reading this final book. It's that feeling of when it's read it's all over. Absolutely superb! A fitting and brilliant end to the trilogy and his collection of books. Perfect!

    29. I have walked with heroes.Amazing, enchanting, beautiful and one of a kind. To change a well-known story into something so fresh and unexpected deserves for the higest praise. Gemmell played with all the motifs known to those who read Iliad and Odyssey and turned them into his own oiginal story. Wonderful read.

    30. David Gemmell sadly passed away before he could finish this novel and unfortunately you can tell that he didn't have the chance to add his flourish to the story. The characters didn't jump off the page quite so much as they did in the first two books and the narrative is weighed down by too many discussions of battle strategy and not enough of the scenery and the characters as seen before. Overall, I still absolutely love the trilogy as a whole and would happily read them again in a heartbeat. H [...]

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