The Song of Achilles
Books | Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ+ / Gay
“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.”—Ann Patchett“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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"I am a sobbing emotional wreck right now. This book DESTROYED me. I knew it was gonna be sad. I knew what was going to happen to both Patroclus and Achilles. I thought I would be okay. It didn’t matter. I fell in love with their love and the inevitably tragic ending of their story devastated me. Like I’m not sure how to process it. This has to be one of the most beautiful books I have ever read and I’m not sure if I’ll ever recover from Madeline Miller’s words."