• The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/09/2021
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The Song of Achilles
It'll break your heart but in the best way
For years, my friends told me that I HAD to read this book, that there's nothing else like it and that they knew I'd love it. And for years I ignored them,... READ MORE
Elyssa

Synopsis

A 10th anniversary special edition, featuring a new foreword by the author. 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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526648174
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 696g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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The Song of Achilles
Mythical re-telling
I picked this one up after seeing rave reviews for it everywhere but, for me, I just don’t think it lived up to the hype Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it.... READ MORE
Laura Fenwick
The Song of Achilles
Lacklustre and boring
Firstly this book is beautifully written, however I think this book is way over hyped, and I’ll be honest I picked it up because of the hype, but I did als... READ MORE
Laura Williams
The Song of Achilles
Beautiful
Beautifully researched, beautifully written, beautifully told.
Marilena
The Song of Achilles
Unforgettable
I read 'The Song of Achilles' whilst travelling in Greece. As we drove through the Paeleon I could imagine Achilles and Petroclus growing up with the cent... READ MORE
Teresa Murphy
The Song of Achilles
Devastating
This book ruined my life but in the best way possible. I couldn’t put it down from beginning to end and i’m glad i didn’t; although the ending hurt it was ... READ MORE
Lois
The Song of Achilles
Deserved all the praise
Well ok I confess I wasn't tempted to buy this book ever... until the new pretty hardback 10 year anniversary edition was published... and then I was strai... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Song of Achilles
Highly recommended: a good read all round
I really enjoyed this book. It is well written, and the story is beautifully told. I have read many accounts of the Trojan War, but this book really brings... READ MORE
Andrew
The Song of Achilles
Exquisite
This is a beautiful edition of a beautiful book. Miller’s writing style has become one of my favourites and would lead me to read anything she has written.... READ MORE
Laura Cummings
The Song of Achilles
Speechless
I got recommended this by a gentleman who works in my local Waterstones. It is now my favourite book I have ever read. I clung to every word, I could see e... READ MORE
Annie Johnson
The Song of Achilles
Incredible
This book... Oh my god, words cannot describe how incredible this book is. the writing is simply beautiful. it had me smiling so hard to sobbing from the d... READ MORE
Zahra Manzoori
The Song of Achilles
Stunning edition and a great way to bring back the Illiad
I'd heard great things about TSOA, both from people who don't really care a lot about ancient classics and fellow classics students, so I got it last year,... READ MORE
Karen Seifert
The Song of Achilles
Best book i've ever read... and i've read A LOT
From the very first chapter I was absolutely sucked into the story and had a picture painted in my mind of every different scene. I have read a lot of book... READ MORE
CaledoniaBookWorm
The Song of Achilles
A must-read
I really shouldn't have waited so long to read this book. I put it on my TBR and took it off, back and forth, for months and finally ordered a copy from th... READ MORE
Jemma Crosland