The Song of Achilles
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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 28th 2012
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
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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 ...
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...
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...
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