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The Song of Achilles

by Madeline Miller

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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.

Author Biography

Madeline Miller grew up in Philadelphia, has bachelor's and master's degrees in Latin and Ancient Greek from Brown University, and has been teaching both languages for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The Song of Achilles" is her first novel.

Product Details

Author
Madeline Miller
Short Title
SONG OF ACHILLES
Publisher
Ecco Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0062060627
ISBN-13
9780062060624
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Pages
378
Series
P.S. (Paperback)
Year
2012
Publication Date
2012-08-28
Subtitle
A Novel
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2012-08-28