- Mar 2007
Appreciate the recommendation. I've heard of it, but never read it. Will check it out.I suggest you also try reading the book version, i.e. the trilogy by the late David Gemmel, if you hv not done it yet. Quite compelling also, I reckon. In fact launched me off on my own ancient-warrior trilogy magnum opus wannabe.
Here's my personal favorite novel about the Trojan War: Whom the Gods Would Destroy. The title comes from a line in Sophocles' Antigone, "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad." The book was written in the 1970s by one of my favorite authors, Richard Powell. Anyone I've ever loaned it to, including a few students when I taught high school English, have come back with rave reviews.