“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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Wow just. Wow!
Amazing! I had an urge to read something with a mythology element to it. And my god this book did it. It had so much to offer. If you’re on the edge of buying this book. I’m telling you right now. Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it. You will not regret it.
I was captivated by this sweeping story with complex and fascinating characters who develop over time, place and circumstance. I see how this book took the author 10 years to complete. Frazer Douglas narrates very ably. I will look for his readings in future. A triumph!
This is a good one.