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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. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, 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's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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  • 'A captivating retelling of the Iliad and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it's a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the goddess Thetis, which carries the true savagery and chill of antiquity,' -- Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch and The Secret History.

     

    'Mary Renault lives again! A ravishingly vivid and convincing version of one of the most legendary of love stories,' -- Emma Donoghue, author of The Room and Kissing the Witch.
     

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781408891384

    Publisher: Bloomsbury