By David Gemmell
He's a guy of many names. a few name him the Golden One; others, the Lord of the Silver Bow. To the Dardanians, he's Prince Aeneas. yet to his acquaintances, he's Helikaon. powerful, quick, speedy of brain, he's a daring warrior, hated via his enemies, feared even via his Trojan allies. For there's a darkness on the middle of the Golden One, a savagery that, as soon as woke up, might be appeased basically with blood.Argurios the Mykene is a peerless fighter, a guy of unbending ideas and unbreakable will. like several of the Mykene warriors, he lives to overcome and to kill. Dispatched via King Agamemnon to scout the defenses of the golden urban of Troy, he's Helikaon’s sworn enemy.Andromache is a priestess of Thera betrothed opposed to her will to Hektor, prince of Troy. Scornful of culture, expert within the arts of conflict, and passionate within the methods of her order, Andromache vows to like whom she pleases and to dwell as she desires.Now destiny is ready to thrust those 3 together–and, from the sparks of passionate love and hate, ignite a fireplace that may engulf the world.Readers who recognize the works of David Gemmell anticipate not anything under excellence from this writer, whose taut prose, riding plots, and full-bodied characters have gained him legions of fanatics across the world. Now, with this primary masterly quantity in an epic reimagining of the Trojan warfare, Gemmell has written an ageless drama of courageous deeds and fierce battles, of honor and treachery, of affection gained and lost.From the Hardcover variation.
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Andromache looked at her. Their eyes met. The girl grinned and raised her eyebrows. Then she winked at Andromache, who smiled back at her and walked on. Moving through the packed stalls, she saw that they were covered mostly with cheap and ill-made items. A man approached her, lifting his tunic and waggling his manhood at her. ” he asked. Andromache stared hard at the stiffening penis, then transferred her green gaze to the man. “The last time I saw something that small, it was crawling out of an apple,” she said.
I have told you before,” the king said harshly, “to call him by the name I gave him: Aeneas. ” The queen looked frightened and began to stammer an apology. Odysseus saw the boy’s expression change. Then he pulled away from his mother and said: “I’m going to build the biggest ship in the world when I’m older. I am to be a great hero. ” A pretty frown creased the woman’s brow. She knelt before her son and embraced him again as Odysseus had seen her do on the balcony. She looked into the boy’s eyes as if searching for something there.
Helikaon struggled for words. ” offered Odysseus. “Yes, that is it. ” “You scattered your enemies, Helikaon. I cannot tell you how proud I am of you. You found the path to the hero. ” Swinging toward the crew, he called out, “Oarsmen to your places and ready the sail. ” “I don’t understand,” said Helikaon. “Ah, lad, did I not tell you? Your father thought a sea voyage would be good for you, so now you are a member of my crew. ” Alone now on the beach, Odysseus smiled at the memory. He saw Helikaon rise to his feet and look around.