Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon , the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache , whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios , cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery. And beyond its fabled walls blood-hungry enemies eye its riches and plot its downfall. It is a time of bravery and betrayal; a time of bloodshed and fear. A time for heroes.
"History and legend combine in an epic recreation of the Troy myth" Conn Iggulden
David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, was first published in 1984 and went on to become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers. Widely regarded as the finest writer of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in Sussex until his death in July 2006.