A Song of War: A Novel of Troy

A Song of War A Novel of Troy Troy city of gold gatekeeper of the east haven of the god born and the lucky a city destined to last a thousand years But the Fates have other plans the Fates and a woman named Helen In the shadow

  • Title: A Song of War: A Novel of Troy
  • Author: Kate Quinn Christian Cameron Libbie Hawker Vicky Alvear Shecter Russell Whitfield StephanieThornton S.J.A. Turney Glyn Iliffe
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  • Page: 317
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  • Troy city of gold, gatekeeper of the east, haven of the god born and the lucky, a city destined to last a thousand years But the Fates have other plans the Fates, and a woman named Helen In the shadow of Troy s gates, all must be reborn in the greatest war of the ancient world slaves and queens, heroes and cowards, seers and kings and these are their stories A yTroy city of gold, gatekeeper of the east, haven of the god born and the lucky, a city destined to last a thousand years But the Fates have other plans the Fates, and a woman named Helen In the shadow of Troy s gates, all must be reborn in the greatest war of the ancient world slaves and queens, heroes and cowards, seers and kings and these are their stories A young princess and an embittered prince join forces to prevent a fatal elopement A tormented seeress challenges the gods themselves to save her city from the impending disaster A tragedy haunted king battles private demons and envious rivals as the siege grinds on A captured slave girl seizes the reins of her future as two mighty heroes meet in an epic duel A grizzled archer and a desperate risk their lives to avenge their dead A trickster conceives the greatest trick of all A goddess son battles to save the spirit of Troy even as the walls are breached in fire and blood Seven authors bring to life the epic tale of the Trojan War its heroes, its villains, its survivors, its dead Who will lie forgotten in the embers, and who will rise to shape the bloody dawn of a new age

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    • Kate Quinn Christian Cameron Libbie Hawker Vicky Alvear Shecter Russell Whitfield StephanieThornton S.J.A. Turney Glyn Iliffe

      Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor s and Master s degree in Classical Voice A lifelong history buff, she has written seven historical novels, including the bestselling The Alice Network, the Empress of Rome Saga, and the Borgia Chronicle All have been translated into multiple languages Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.



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    • First it was "A Day of Fire" in 2014, followed by "A Year of Ravens" in 2015, now with " A Song of War" recently arriving on our shelves in October 2016, it must be universally accepted that these collections are becoming the shining stars of historical fiction.Not only is it great to see seven authors collaborate together and breathe life back into stories of long ago, but this book was downright enjoyable to read. Even before I read the author's notes at the end of the book, it was evident tha [...]


    • Find this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.Trends in historic fiction are changing. I’ve read the genre for the better part of the last two decades and I’ve never seen a format grow in popularity the way anthologies and continuities have. I’ve no problem admitting that I've avoided both for as I typically find the stories unbalanced and the authors poorly matched, but books like A Day of Fire and A Year of Ravens have gone a long way in changing that opinion.A Song of War is the [...]


    • If a diversity-bringing, often raunchy, always nuanced, new take on an old tale sounds like a good read to you, then pick up this “novel-in-parts.” Retelling the Trojan War, from its early causes to its tragic but still hope-infused end, is a big project, but this talented group of authors divided up the wealth. The result is outstanding and entirely enjoyable. Many conversations and debates among the authors brought about a consistent “take” on the characters and selection from the myri [...]


    • First book of the year to hit my Favourites shelf, and it's just the first week of January! What could I possibly add that's not been said here, here, or here? I largely agree with what's there, with a few details I'd want to comment on.I commend the originality and creativity of the seven writers from the H Team that penned this novel. Principally for choosing as narrator POVs characters that are usually never given a voice in the dozen-odd The Iliad retellings out there; I've already seen a fe [...]


    • It is no secret that I'm a huge fan of the writing collective known as the H Team -- a group of authors who have produced three collaborative historical novels, the first being A Day of Fire and the second being A Year of Ravens. This offering is their third, and it's their meatiest, bloodiest, and most emotional yet.The fall of Troy takes place over a decade, and the authors of this collection manage to cover the scope of the conflict without losing tension and drama. They took a story that I a [...]


    • And I read all Kate Quinn's books again and went back to the library andlly! A Song of War!I read some of the classics and later Colleen McCullough's The Song of Troy - last year, I think - which was my favourite so far - but this is better!So, seven chapters - and Kate Quinn opens. The main characters are given form here and we are told, through the wedding, that there are a lot of different peoples with lots of different ways of being and quite a lot of prejudice too fact, people are people ev [...]


    • A fantastic retelling of The Illiad by 8 very talented and wonderful authors in one anthology! It's amazing how that each tell the story and weave it together so seamlessly into one cohesive story. Kudos for a great read!I hope they keep writing them!Highly recommended!


    • This review originally appeared on my blog, Leeanna.==When I heard about A SONG OF WAR, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. This is my third “novel-in-parts” by the wonderful H Team, and once again, they knocked it out of the park. And considering I’ve never been much interested in the Trojan War, that’s a real feat. Short stories usually aren’t my thing, but a book like this is the exception. There are seven authors in A SONG OF WAR, each writing about important characters and ev [...]


    • 3 1/2 starsI think everyone knows the story of Troy and although I watched the movie (only so I could gawk at Brad Pitt) I wanted to settle my curiosity and understand the full fable.Like with A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii, this is collaborative fiction between 7 writers, all tackling different characters in this well-known historic fantasy. Some stories worked a little better than others.The start of the story (written by Kate Quinn) really set the tone, with the introduction of all the maj [...]


    • The scope of this novel is tremendous -- you could write a book, easily, out of any one of the characters chosen as narrator for these songs, and yet, the tightly focused novellas all work as they are, independent and together, delivering us across ten years of war and struggle from the kidnapping of Helen by Paris to the sack of Troy and the sailing off into the sunset of Aeneas. It should go without saying, really, but if you're looking for a happy ending for anyone, this is not the book for y [...]


    • I haven’t read many books about Troy so this was a great read. While I absolutely loved this, it was also very hard to read and sometimes I didn’t even want to pick it up. Sometimes it just sucks to know the history! I would just go; Noo, he’s going to die! I don’t want that to happen! I really liked to read about Cassandra. At times she appears to be a mad-woman and other times she seems to be the only voice of reason. It was frustrating so see how she tried to warn her people what woul [...]


    • I am so so excited for this! I love each book this ongoing series of interlocking anthologies from these rotating historical fiction authors authors. I really appreciate that opposing sides of view are provided from for each side of the infamous and famous events recreated and retold. First with Pompeii and A Day of Fire and then jumping a few centuries in time to tackle Boudicca's legend with A Year of Ravens), I have yet to be disappointed I'm really happy that they picked Troy for this newest [...]


    • One of my favorite historical and mythical places to read, watch, and learn about is Troy. Of course, I was quite pleased when the H Team collection of stellar historical authors, several of whom are already some of my favorite authors, decided to make it their focus for their next continuity anthology called A Song of War: A Novel of Troy! It's quite a large book so I was happy I had the time to read and savor each section over a few months. Different than many anthologies, except the other gre [...]


    • The Apple by Kate Quinn:The First story of this anthology started of really strong. I thought it was an amazing story but this came as hardly a surprise since it was written by Kate Quinn, one of my top favorite historical fiction authors. It featured Hellenus and Andromache. I wasn't very familiar with Hellenus but I've of course read more about Andromache. However, I did end up absolutely loving Hellenus. I loved his voice in this story. I also enjoyed reading about Andromache and her husband [...]


    • Seven different authors penned this anthology, some of them am familiar with and others are new to me. This is only my second experience reading an anthology and I still wonder what the best approach is to writing up a review. A Song of War is divided into 7 Songs, do I go through each one individual making this review longer than usual or would a general overview (spoiler free) do this book justice? While I am fascinated with the time period, I've really only read about Paris and Helen. With A [...]


    • After reading A Year of Ravens I just knew there would be more to come from those talented authors and I couldn’t be happier that this book would focus around Troy. Truth be told I know the story.h and also what Hollywood has told so was very eager to get to grips with this oneFirst of I must commend the authors on this one. You can clearly tell after working on previous projects that they work together well. It was surprising how easily each of the individual sections of the story fitted toge [...]


    • Historical Readings & ReviewsThis is probably the most realistic portrayal of Paris and Helen I've seen yet. The trouble I always had with the Trojan War epic is the idea that two protagonists would make such a spectacularly selfish and reckless decision which they likely knew would result in war. It's normally portrayed as this utterly romantic idea, that they were just so in love, they had no choice. But I've always thought it was selfish and irresponsible, and that's finally how the H Tea [...]


    • This is an extremely excellent novel on the Trojan War. This novel is composed of different songs or chapters. Basically different authors write about specific characters and their involvement in the Trojan War. All of these authors did an amazing job. Even though different authors wrote different parts it all flowed together seamlessly. I loved every single character that I read about. I found myself wishing for different outcomes based on who I was reading about even though I ultimately knew h [...]


    • When I heard that the H Team was going to be coming out with a collection about the Trojan War as best known from The Illiad, I was ecstatic. The first two collections that they released, A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii and A Year of Ravens: A Novel of Boudica's Rebellion, were top reads for me in their respective years – so I knew this one would be good. Secondly, while I haven’t read The Illiad, I LOVE The Odyssey and looked forward to reading more related to this storyline. And finally, [...]


    • Normally I don't enjoy compilations. I feel that most writing styles don't marry well into one volume. The H Team is one of the exceptions. Not only did they tackle one of the most recognizable stories from antiquity, but they did so with magnificence! Each writer is able to really shine in their individual chapters with keeping the characters perfectly entwined throughout. I highly enjoyable read.


    • 4.5 stars. "A Song of War" is a new book by the H team, authors of "A Day of Fire" and "A Year of Ravens." As with the other books, this book features a slightly different set of authors, all well qualified to take readers on a journey to the past. This book focuses on Troy. The ancient world is still a subject that is really new for me as far as reading topics go. The Trojan War is one of those subjects where I just haven't read a whole lot about. I know the basics: the gorgeous Helen of Troy, [...]


    • The Trojan Wars are steeped history through myth, legend and epic tales. A Song of War brings together seven stories from throughout the war by seven different authors. Each story, or song, took me chronologically through the War, which made the songs flow together melodically. I enjoyed the changing perspectives, bringing forth different views from different sides. I especially liked that some of these characters were people that history has swept to the background. While the stories of Helen, [...]


    • Troy is my favourite myth. And one, written (in part) by my favourite author, Kate Quinn? It's gonna be amazingggg!



    • I went through love, hate, then love again for this book, to arrive at the end at a fair liking for it. Some of the songs worked for me, some did not. If you are a fan of the story about the fall of Troy, though, I definitely recommend this book. For me the best song was the first one. It set the stage, it gave flesh to all the characters, not just the POVs, and I can't help but wish I had read about that Hector, that Paris, that Andromache. The song I enjoyed the least, unfortunately, included [...]


    • Hitting it out of the park ONCE AGAIN!Full disclosure: I knew only the bare bones basics of the Trojan War: Paris kidnaps Helen and they try and take her back by smuggling in troops in a big wooden horse. As such I didn't start reading with preconceptions about any of the players or knowing who lives or who dies.I like that the authors chose to change the parts of the story that assume godly interference. All decisions are human ones. This takes the story out of the Heroic(TM) legend and brings [...]


    • I was so excited when I learned that these authors were teaming up for another go at a collaborative book. The first one, A Year of Ravens was so very good. What is so wonderful is that the authors don’t try to conform to a set manner of writing to tell the tale – they maintain their own visions and styles for each of their section of the story. It’s really a short story collection ( and you all know how I feel about short stories by now. If you don’t – I despise them. I feel like they [...]


    • The authors in this fabulous anthology took an old story we all know and love and somehow managed to breathe new life into in, bringing the characters to life in new, fresh, and very unexpected ways. When I first sat down with this book, I thought I'd read one story at a time, but each was so good I had trouble putting the book down. I felt like I was seeing the familiar story again through many different eyes, and it was fascinating. Great work to all the authors.I was given an ARC of this book [...]


    • A Song of War is a brutal and sad collection of stories covering a very historical account of the Trojan War. When trying to figure out which story was my favorite, I'm probably evenly split between Thornton's chilling account of Cassandra and Christian Cameron's unconventional story of Briseis. I'm also impressed that Kate Quinn was able to make minor character Helenus interesting and tragic, and Russell Whitfield actually had me feeling a bit sorry for Agamemnon. Over all, this is a tragic and [...]


    • If you love Ancient Troy this is the book for you!!I enjoyed meeting old heroes with a fresh perspective especially Russell Whitfield's Agamemnon who I actually felt sympathy for, this has never been the case with me before with the Argive high king. Normally I hate his guts so that was a unlooked for surprise so thanks Russell!! Kate Quinn is the queen of writing and still wields her crown! I loved this collaboration of all the authors perception the downfall of Troy you will hate yourself if y [...]


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