PART ONE OF THE WAR AT TROY‘The people who lived in those days were closer to gods than we are, and great deeds and marvels were commoner then, which is why the stories we have from them are nobler and richer than our own.’
Paris and Helen, Agamemnon and Achilles, Odysseus and Hector – all are given vigorous new life in this lyrical and compelling novel of the war fought for the Bronze Age city of Troy.
Now in four parts, Clarke’s masterful retelling of the Iliad
and the Odyssey
is an addictive epic that remains faithful to the spirit of the ancient myths yet engages the reader in a startlingly contemporary drama of the passions.