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The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles
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Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong,... show more
Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men 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, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408816035 (1408816032)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Song of Achilles
Things I knew before reading the book:It’s very gayThings I knew after reading the book:It sucks to be a woman in the Iliad*I know nothing about the Iliad Tumblr did me better when it made me read The Secret History. I’ve been trying to fill the void The Queen’s Thief series left in my life, and I...
Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
4.0 Przeniesienie do przeszłości.
Przy tej książce odkryłam, iż lubię przenieść się w starożytność. Owszem, lubiłam klimat filmów opowiadających o bogach, starożytnej Grecji, Atenach itp. Jednak nie byłam pewna, czy polubię książkę, której akcja rozgrywa się wśród starożytnych ludzi. "Achilles. W pułapce przeznaczenia" opowiada o ...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
5.0
Actual rating: All the stars in the sky. Infinite stars. This book...this fucking book. I will never forget it. To say I had high expectations was an understatement. I was never this excited to read a book ever. And my expectations were met. This book made me feel all the emotions. I smiled at t...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it
4.0 The Song of Achilles
3,5 stars. Rounded up to 4 stars.I think that the main reason why I couldn't love it more, was nonexistent surprises. I don't think that you can find a single reader, who has never heard about the Trojan war and Achilles. And because my mother was always a big fan of the Greek myths, she told me a l...
A Constant Reader
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3.0 The Song of Achilles (Audio)
Reseña en español de [b:La canción de Aquiles|15709854|La canción de Aquiles|Madeline Miller|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1339949049s/15709854.jpg|16176791]: Click Aquí3.5 Stars: A nice retelling of the myth of Achilles from the point of view of Patroclus. The writing style is simple and very easy ...
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