By David Gemmell
The second one novel in David Gemmell’s bestselling Troy trilogy. Interlacing fantasy and historical past, and excessive experience, this can be epic storytelling at its very best.
War is looming, and all of the kings of the good eco-friendly are amassing, each one with their very own darkish plans of conquest and plunder.
Into this maelstrom of treachery come 3 travelers: Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a poor mystery; Kalliades, a warrior with excessive beliefs and a mythical sword; and his shut pal Banokles, who will carve his personal legend within the battles to come.
Together they trip to the fabled urban of Troy, the place a darkness is falling that may eclipse the triumphs and private tragedies of normal mortals for hundreds of years to come back.
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It was the language of the Adolf Hitler Schutzstaffel Panzer Division and the Grossdeutschland Panzer Grenadier Division. The door was flung open, and men tramped in, spitting out their many crowded consonants and flashing torches about. ” The four Americans cowered and held their breath. Their talk was of the day’s adventures, and their mood was of exultation—mind triumphing over the exhaustion of the body. Sieg Heil! It seemed certain that when sleeping time came—and that would be but a few minutes— some of these men would climb into the hay.
They turned and ran toward the road and came out into sight of it, holding their hands in the air. It would hold the Tigers for at least a couple of hours. The three introduced themselves to the sergeant in command, who saluted and gave his unit: Task Force D, 10th Armored. “We are holding on at Longwilly,” he said. Like all Americans below the commissioned ranks, he was contemptuous of French pronunciations. If they wanted you to say “Lonhveeyee,” why didn’t they spell it that way? These GIs, no doubt, thought of this village as belonging to somebody named William who happened to be tall and thin.
When they came to an open spot they would stop before emerging from the brush and stand with their ears cocked, listening attentively. A twig crackling beneath their feet would make them jump; a partridge taking flight would leave them with hearts pounding. It was Indian fighting, which all four of them had read about but had enacted only as children at play. Now it was reality, and far more deadly, for no Indian had ever dreamed of such weapons as the enemy here had made. These and other things you had to learn, and your first mistake might be your last.
Shield of Thunder (Troy, Book 2) by David Gemmell