'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER
Step into Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy in his most epic book yet
'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world . . .'
Paris the Trojan has kidnapped Helen, Greek queen and most beautiful woman of the ancient world.
A thousand ships give chase and lay siege to Troy. Yet the city stands resolutely against Greek might.
Only invulnerable Achilles and wily Odysseus may lead them to victory - but the passions of mortals merely amuse the Gods and blood is easily spilled on distant shores . . .
'A fun romp through the world's greatest story. Fry's knowledge of the world - ancient and modern - bursts through' Daily Telegraph
'Hugely successful, graceful' The Times
'Fluent, crisp, nuanced, begins with a bang' The Times Literary Supplement
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN FRY'S GREEK SERIES:
'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times
'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian
'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard
'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail
'A rollicking good read' Independent
An amiable meander through the historic sources . . . Fry's light and graceful tone helps to ease the unfamiliar reader through the complicated genealogies ― The Times
An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales ― Observer
Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read ― Independent
Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance ― The Times
Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm ― Guardian
A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson
Tragedy and passion abound as Fry retells the epic siege of Troy ― Metro
Stephen Fry takes the reader into the heart of a story both mythical and grounded in history ― Northern Life Magazine
Astonishing . . . an excellent read ― The Oldie
Curl up on your sofa as Stephen brings to life the legendary . . . passionate and powerful story of Troy ― The List
Fry's knowledge of the world - ancient and modern - bursts through at the seams . . . The reader will find themselves on a fun romp through the world's greatest story ― Daily Telegraph
Full of heroism, desire and drama ― Eastern Daily Press
Fry really brings the tale to life, adding his own wry humour to the mix . . . Well worth a read ― The Hunsbury Handbook
A story thousands of years old, only Fry could rewrite this so captivating as ever ― School House
About the Author
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos, Heroes and Troy, his retelling of the Greek myths, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.