Saturday, 31 January 2009


I've just downloaded the trial of Blogo: The blog editor for your Mac to give it a go.
This is my first trial post.
I'll let you know whether I think it works well enough to splash the cash...

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Troy: Fall of Kings

I have just finished reading Fall of Kings by David & Stella Gemmell, the last of the Troy series and, sadly, David Gemmell's final novel.

I discovered David Gemmell's writing many years ago and immediately became hooked. His writing style was a perfect match for me with just the right level of description and fluid storytelling style. His stories, be they fantasy or historical fiction, evoked a more heroic age but populated with real people. These stories may not have been the most complex, although they do have their twist and turns, or the most critically acclaimed but they really struck a chord with me and game full reign to my imagination.

The Fall of Kings nicely completes the Troy story arc and the final scene in the Epilogue had additional poignancy knowing it was David Gemmell's final story. A hero lost to the world and the end of an era.

Fortunately the scope of his work will give me plenty of re-reading for years to come.

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2009!