“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.
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One of my favorite books of all time
So unexpected, wraps you into every moment
A beautiful take on an established myth
An instant classic!
This is a truly great, engaging coming of age adventure tale, full of action, mystery, romance, heroism, betrayal, gods, mystical creatures, passion, heartbreak, humor, history and much much more! Brilliantly written with an outstanding audio reading/performance!!
Wow just wow one of the best books I have read in a very long time, heart wrenching and beautifully written