By Dan Simmons
HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780380817924, 731pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
The Trojan War rages at the foot of Olympos Mons on Mars -- observed and influenced from on high by Zeus and his immortal family -- and twenty-first-century professor Thomas Hockenberry is there to play a role in the insidious private wars of vengeful gods and goddesses. On Earth, a small band of the few remaining humans pursues a lost past and devastating truth -- as four sentient machines depart from Jovian space to investigate, perhaps terminate, the potentially catastrophic emissions emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of the Red Planet.
“[Ilium] will leave most readers waiting breathlessly for the next installment...utterly addictive.”