Thursday, March 22, 2007

Shield of Thunder - David Gemmell

He has done it to me again. I planned to polish this one off quickly, but no such luck. He soon sucked me into it at length each time I picked it up.

The decisions of all the leaders of the region are being made, and alliances formed of necessity, but most of the book focuses on characters other than Priam and Agamemnon.

Odysseus does feature, though, as he is the key figure, with his change from neutral status after Helikaon's delirious revelation to Prima.

Kalliades and Banokles again share page time.

The last third of the book jumps into the beginnings of the war in earnest, and perhaps is a little less interesting than the rest.

4 out of 5

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