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The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles
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The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is... show more
The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must 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 Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062060617 (0062060619)
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 378
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
A Constant Reader rated it
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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