In The Song of Achilles, mythology comes to brilliant, contemporary life. Bestselling author Madeline Miller reimagines Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" in a thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War.
Readers whose only exposure to Greek mythology was required reading in high school English owe it to themselves to dive into the pages of this unforgettable tale filled with gods and kings, intense action and boundless love.
An enthusiastic BookPage* review is a compelling argument in favor of giving this book a try:
Miller's novel has poetic touches, and the world is one that readers of Homer will recognize, but she imagines it in a more personal light: through the lens of the friendship and eventual love story between Patroclus, a disgraced Greek prince, and the warrior Achilles, a demigod with a tragic destiny. Patroclus narrates the novel, and the strong bond between him and Achilles provides an intimate counterpoint to the epic chronicle of the Trojan War.
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