The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles Review

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles' mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But then word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus journeys with Achilles to Troy, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

Title:The Song of Achilles
Edition Language:English

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  • Rick Riordan

    A new take on the Iliad, written by a high school classics teacher -- how could I not read this? The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece's greatest hero from the point of view of his best fr...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    I feel so much. And perhaps my emotions are not my own this time? Madeline Miller for sure implanted them deep inside of me, without my consent, and now I'm urging her to withdraw them, or I will not ...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    Madeline Miller did what the movie producers of the film Troy (2004) were too cowardly to do; she stayed true to the homosexuality of Homer’s Iliad rather than writing a censored version of the sto...

  • Navessa

    "Achilles. Who was he if not miraculous, and radiant? Who was he if not destined for fame?" Reading this is like reading Romeo and Juliet. We all know the story. We all know the outcome. We all know ...

  • Clau R.

    Pa-tro-clus.This and this and this.HOW CAN MY HEART BE MENDED AFTER THIS!????Sólo edito esto para decirles que TIENEN QUE LEER ESTE LIBRO OMG. Favorito del año hasta ahora. Lo amo lo amo lo amo y no...

  • Will Byrnes

    I feel a bit silly doing this, but I have put a spoiler alert on this review, just in case there are folks out there who might not be versed in the classics. In a nutshell, Boy meet demi-god. Boy gets...

  • Ana

    {BR with Anne and McKenna} Those seconds, half seconds, that the line of our gaze connected, were the only moments in my day that I felt anything at all. Oh cruel, cruel fate! I had found myself ...

  • Victoria Schwab

    Epic. ...

  • Whitaker

    *This review is dedicated to Kelly without whose question I would not have thought so hard about why I loved this book. Miller has called this book “The Song of Achilles”. The title could refer to...

  • Luca

    Mi reacción al terminar el libro:...