ebook The greatest love story ever told

By Jack Stevens

cover image of Troy

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

Find this title in Libby, the library reading app by OverDrive.

app-store-button-en.svg play-store-badge-en.svg

Search for a digital library with this title

Title found at these libraries:

For Glory, for Honour and above all...for love Almost three and a half millennia ago the world’s most powerful coalition army laid seige to the world’s best fortified city. It was the clash of two titans. The battle of two worlds and upon its outcome hinged nothing less that the fate of our own modern world. In a ten-year-long conflict that was to devastate both sides the Greeks won, putting Troy to the sword and the torch. Torn by rivalry, conflicted in their aims and beliefs attackers and defenders alike were to engage in deeds whose valour still echoes down the centuries. “It is ironic perhaps that the price of immortality really was...death,” says Jack Stevens in a multi-layered book that takes the reader deep into the world of ancient Greece, explores what we know of the principals of the conflict of Troy and examines its complexity and the legend it spawned. In a thoroughly modern way Stevens’ book employs pop-up notes, hyperlinks and weblinks to allow the reader to access different depths of the book without breaking the narrative flow. “It was a challenge,” says Stevens, “so much of what we know about Troy hinged on Greek mythology. The use of pop-up notes throughout the ebook allows the reader to actually choose how deep they go into this aspect of the story based on their own knowledge and awareness of Greek mythology.” Troy: The greatest love story ever told explores myth, fact and reality and brings a world which helped shape our notions of chivalry, justice and valour, to vivid life.