Yes, I knew that Troy: Fall of Kings was out in September. I was going to read book 2 this month, but I picked up Legend instead.What type of stuff do you like Kailana? We could perhaps suggest an order. Incidently book three, Troy : Fall of Kings, is out in September.
Exactly! I feel like I can point out every single flaw, every cliche, and every simplistic character. And yet... it's a fun read.Overall, the story itself is not as progressive as I might have liked. The characters are pretty much "cut and paste" jobs from his earlier works are aren't as multi-layered as I've come to enjoy in other author's works. The finale of the novel is easily the most enjoyable segment and does advance the story along, however this makes the novel feel like a extended prologue for what will be the more 'meaty' 2nd & 3rd novels.
Verdict: an enjoyable, if somewhat cliched romp.
Helikaon is not a straight forward hero. He's a darker character than who I expected. Yes, he murders hundreds of people, but he still does not feel as dark as Jaime Lannister, as the Bloody Nine, or as Conan. He's still warm and fuzzy... and I expect him to find whatever redemption he needs in the finale.One thing in particular I really enjoyed about this was how King Agamemnon of the Mykene was demonised - but just when you presume that this meant that King Priam of Troy must be good and wise, you discover that he is utterly capricious. Few of the characters have a real moral high ground - even Helikaon, not least with his burning of the Mykene ship. All of which makes for an enjoyable relative morality.