British comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter Stephen Fry has announced the third installment in his series of books that explore the world of Greek mythology. The saga began in 2017 with Mythos, continued in 2018 with Heroes, and will receive its third installment with Troy later this year. As its name suggests, the book will see Fry detailing the events of one of the most famous stories of all time, the Trojan War.
Set to be published by Penguin’s Michael Joseph division, Troy will be released on 29th October in hardback and e-book. Fans of Fry’s soothing tones will also be pleased to learn that an audiobook version will be released, and will be narrated by the man himself. The previous two entries in the series received critical acclaim and enjoyed very strong sales, so no doubt there are plenty of readers who will be eager to get their hands on Troy.
As The Bookseller reports, Fry said of the upcoming book: “Every story that came afterwards contains fragments of its incredible mixture of drama, tension, romance, betrayal, cunning, magic, violence, comedy, revenge, wonder, beauty, sacrifice, sorrow and triumph. The original epic, and still the best. I’ve loved it since I first heard about the matchless Helen of Troy, the noble Hector, the glorious Achilles and the cunning Odysseus. Retelling the story, getting to know the personalities, twists and divine interventions and immersing myself in the wildly exciting blend of myth, legend and real history has been one of the most completely enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had. I hope you get as much pleasure from reading it.”
Penguin’s Managing director Louise Moore said: “We are hugely excited to be publishing Troy, the third volume of Stephen’s epic Greek Myths series, this autumn, and be helping to bring such a wonderful canon of adventure, love and sacrifice to a whole new audience.”