The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

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Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

Title:The Song of Achilles
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062060624
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  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    ”We were like gods, at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.”This book!!! Gosh I loved this book!!! The moment I read the first page I was...

  • Sean Barrs

    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

    Watch the video review here: "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 ...

  • 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...

  • megs_bookrack

    I hereby award ALL THE STARS in the universe to The Song of Achilles, a story equal parts epic and heartbreaking.Audiobook gold!!!I knew nothing about this going in, besides the fact that it is based ...

  • jessica

    ‘we were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.’ i must be a masochist because i can think of no other reason to endure the em...

  • chai ?

    Update: I did it. It’s done. I can finally say I read The Song of Achilles but... at what cost?Will I finish this book or will it finish me first? That is the question. ...

  • Victoria Schwab

    Epic. ...

  • ;3

    yall remember tht part where it was like:achilles: lol listen my mom can’t spy on us anymore 👅patroclus: 👀 achilles: 👀...

  • NReads

    Achilles is kinda dramatic ngl...