The Armour of Achilles by Glyn Iliffe

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I must say at the outset that anytime an author can take a well known, pretty much been done every which way tale and imbue it with a knack of rekindling interest in the time worn saga, then said author has done something special.  This is the third volume in this series and we find our mythic heroes in the tenth year of the war with no end in sight.  The main participants, Odysseus, Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector, Helen; well the list goes on…they are brought to life with all of their fears and doubts as well as the twin cornerstones of the conflict, pride and honor. The conflict rages not only on the battlefields but in the hearts and minds of the combatants…so much tension…so many paths and decisions to make.  The author has crafted a wonderful take on The Trojan War, a take with many plots and surprises along the way while at the same time replaying the familiar scenes, such as Achilles and Agamemnon’s feud or the battle between Achilles and Hector in a way that makes them fresh and exciting.

I mark this series as a must read….5 stars

 

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2 thoughts on “The Armour of Achilles by Glyn Iliffe

  1. Judith Starkston April 25, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Hi Paul. I see you like books set in the ancient world. I’d love to send you an email about reviewing my book set in the Trojan War (Hand of Fire, Fireship Press Sept 2014). Can’t find a contact spot on your site (probably self-inflicted blindness, sorry!). Send me an email if you’re interested.

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