Age of Bronze, Volume 2: Sacrifice available in Paperback
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- While Trojan prince Paris returns to Troy with Helen, the Achaean fleet mistakenly attacks Mysia, then is scattered by a storm. High King Agamemnon gathers the army again, but for the fleet to sail, the gods require the life of
Agamemnon's eldest daughter, Iphigenia.
Table of Contents
|Our Story So Far||10|
|Glossary of Names||216|
Age of Bronze, Volume 2: Sacrifice based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The story in Sacrifice continues almost from the ultimate panel in A Thousand Ships, telling of the voyage of the first fleet and its turning back before laying siege to Troy, after much misfortune, and the efforts of various Achaeans to launch a second fleet almost two years later. As in the first volume, the epic sweep of this story shines clear, not only in covering a span of years and miles, but also in the drama unfolding among and between its cast of thousands. The storyline tied to Iphigenia's sacrifice to the Goddess Artemis, fulfilling the curse on Agamemnon's house, is for me the most emotionally realised part of the two volumes. Throughout, the art and the interweaving of so many familiar and half-recognised myths and personages, is as accomplished as the first volume.I've read some who seem to doubt Shanower will ever complete his proposed seven volumes. I do hope those doubts are unfounded. I will return to this telling more than once, and it deserves to be completed.
An ambitious and interesting series. Shanower is to be commended for his research and attention to detail. There are so many characters in these myths yet he does a very good job of distinguishing their faces. Another wonderful aspect of these novels is that the author has incorporated all the bits of literature which make up the story of the Trojan War, not just the Illiad. In this volume, the Achaeans launch a premature attack..not on Troy. They need to regroup and politick to get the fleet back together for the true assault. Belief in prophecies and the gods (themselves not depicted in the Age of Bronze) leads to some awful decisions by the protagonists before the attack can begin again.