Buy The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (paperback)


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“The Song of Achilles” is a captivating historical novel written by Madeline Miller. Published in 2011, this novel offers a fresh and imaginative retelling of the timeless Greek myth of Achilles, focusing on his close relationship with Patroclus.

Narrated from the perspective of Patroclus, “The Song of Achilles” follows the lives of these two legendary heroes from their childhood friendship to their eventual roles in the Trojan War. As they grow up together, their bond deepens into a profound and passionate love that transcends the bounds of friendship.

Set against the backdrop of ancient Greece, the novel explores themes of love, honor, destiny, and the human condition. Through vivid descriptions and lyrical prose, Madeline Miller brings the mythological world of Achilles and Patroclus to life, immersing readers in a rich tapestry of adventure, romance, and tragedy.

As Achilles becomes embroiled in the events leading up to the Trojan War, Patroclus stands by his side, offering unwavering support and loyalty. Together, they navigate the complexities of war, politics, and personal sacrifice, ultimately facing the fateful choices that will shape their destinies.

“The Song of Achilles” is a beautifully written and emotionally resonant novel that offers a fresh perspective on a classic tale. With its rich characterization, evocative storytelling, and poignant exploration of love and loss, it is a timeless story that will linger in the hearts and minds of readers long after they turn the final page. Whether you’re a fan of Greek mythology or simply love a good love story, “The Song of Achilles” is sure to captivate and enchant.

Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions12 × 2 × 8 cm


Book Author

Madeline Miller





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