The Song of Achilles (Enhanced Edition)
Books | Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ+ / Gay
Enter the world of Homer's ancient Greece with the enhanced e-book edition of The Song of Achilles. This edition lets you further engage with this compelling story through video interviews with Madeline Miller and Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of the Wicked series, clips from the audio book at the start of each chapter, an illustrated map, and a pop-up gallery featuring over 40 images and descriptions of the characters, armor, and ships found in the book.The legend begins...Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. "The best of all the Greeks"—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles' mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must 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 Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller's page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.
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"I borrowed this one because I liked Circe a lot. Didn’t expect it to be what it was, but it is truly a delightful and painful epic love story. Super well-written, I plowed through this in 24 hours and am sad to have it over, yet satisfied by the ending. Even if you’re not into the LGBTQIA+ love story genre (which is not normally what I go for, though not because of anything but lack of exposure), this story transcends labels and time and is a beautiful story of love and struggle for the ages. And if you get the audiobook, Frazer Douglas is a super great reader. "