Search Results: "Troy Denning"


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APOCALYPSE by Troy Denning
Released: March 13, 2012

"An action-packed final chapter that should please fans."
The ninth and final book in the complex Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi saga. Read full book review >

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TROY by Richard Matturro
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Released: June 9, 1989

A detailed retelling of the Trojan War: Matturro's first novel uses legendary history as its basis, but includes character development and political strategy, so that events occur because of human nature rather than the will of the gods. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"A rousing conclusion for fans of the previous volumes—but not one for the purists."
Final volume in the authors' historical fantasy (Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, 2005, etc.) very loosely based on The Iliad. The narrative was completed by Stella following the death of her husband in 2006. Read full book review >

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TROY by David Gemmell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Thoroughly captivating: Gemmell's fully-realized characters and their struggles exert a powerful attraction."
Forget warring Greeks and Trojans: Gemmell's splendidly plotted saga bears little resemblance to Homer, save for a certain coincidence of names. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Shane's reporting is superb, and the way he frames the public policy debate makes the narrative compelling from start to finish."
New York Times national security reporter Shane compares and contrasts the trajectories of President Barack Obama and Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen residing in Yemen whom Obama ordered to be killed by a drone. Read full book review >

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DATELINE: TROY by Paul Fleischman
Released: March 1, 1996

"Despite these minor drawbacks, this is a superb and often inspiring work. (Folklore. 10+)"
Perhaps the ultimate model for making history relevant: Fleischman (A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, 1995, etc.) retells the major events of the Trojan War, while the accompanying collages show photos and newspaper articles and headlines from this century that in some way are similar to those ancient events. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF TROY by Peter Ackroyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"An entertaining, at times over-the-top historical pastiche, from a veteran yarn-spinner who Knows the Territory."
The life of archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) is boldly fictionalized in the industrious British author's latest (The Lambs of London, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEATH IN TROY by Bilge Karasu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Little else happens, in a claustrophobic fiction that fails to convince the reader that its pallid generic protagonist is interesting enough to warrant all the melodramatic attention that Karasu unaccountably focuses upon him."
The emotional and sexual history of a deeply conflicted young villager is assembled from multiple testimony in this rather muddy 1991 novel by the late (1930-95) Turkish author (Night, 1994). Read full book review >

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I AM TROY DAVIS by Jen Marlowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Poignant and humane."
A compelling account of the life of Troy Davis (1968-2011), the Georgia-born black man condemned to death for the killing of a white policeman. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Given the source material, it should be better. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This useful but uneven volume summarizes the legend of the Trojan War, then describes the archaeological excavations at Hisarlik, the Turkish site believed to have been Troy. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN FROM TROY by Lindsay Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Clarke's interpretation of this fabulous story is a delicious blend of ancient wisdom and modern insights."
Whitbread Award-winner Clarke follows up The War at Troy (2004) with a splendid retelling of The Odyssey. Read full book review >

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THE WAR AT TROY by Lindsay Clarke
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"Clarke uses a modern idiom that's sometimes jarring ('Hera hissed, ‘Don't you dare take any notice of that mindless bitch' ') but never ridiculous, and he manages to keep the large cast of characters from stumbling all over each other on the page—more than can be said for Homer."
Whitbread-winner Clarke (The Chymical Wedding, 1989, etc.) offers a fresh and lively retelling of the Trojan War: a kind of ur-text of the events that made Homer famous. Read full book review >