Sunday Times bestsellers Mythos and Heroes have over a million sales- now comes Troy
The story of Troy speaks to all of us – the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies.
In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 22/07/2021
Series: Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
by Stephen Fry
Review by Sophie
If you are a fan of Mythos and Heroes, or purely after an entertaining read, then I highly recommend this one! Fry brings the old narrative of the Trojan War to life in such an engaging way, it was difficult for me to put down. It strikes the perfect balance between mythological history and adventure story, with a strong cast of characters so vividly brought to life, it becomes more than just a retelling. I didn't want the adventure to end.