The release of this novel snuck right past us during Thanksgiving Week, but A Song of War: A Novel of Troy is finally out! Like our other collaborative novel, A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii, we joined with authors who love ancient history and wrote the novel together, each of us taking a specific character from the Homeric epic and weaving them in and out of each other’s stories. I wrote about Odysseus and thoroughly enjoyed living in his wily imagination, fueled by his thorny competitiveness with his frenemy, the golden boy, Diomedes. The man of a thousands faces never ceases to entertain.
Here’s more on the book:
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 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 doomed hero launches a desperate plan to bring the war to a close.
A grizzled archer and a desperate Amazon 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?