The Song of Achilles (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition) - Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles (Enhanced Edition) (Enhanced Edition)

  • Release Date: Mar 6th, 2012
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 81 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Breathtaking!

    5
    By M.Carrasco
    This has been a few of the stories I have genuinely enjoyed and had a hard time putting down. It was recommended through a mutual friend, and found it hard to believe someone out there has thought out this whole story line, something I was thinking since the first time we read the Iliad back in 10th grade in my high school years. It’s incredible. I loved it.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Mylar Stern
    The book was very cool and enticing, it's hard to get past the homosexuality of Achilles and Patroclus but besides that it's pretty cool. I think it would've been better if Achilles and Patroclus were just good friends instead of lovers.
  • Song of Achilles

    5
    By Los angeleno
    Brilliant!! Absolutely gifted rendition of the tale. Heartfelt. I treasured it.
  • The Song of Achilles

    2
    By Athba K.
    I'm sorry I bought this book. The writing style is eloquent, but I could not take the story seriously with improbable actions of characters and the homosexual chemistry between Achilles and Patroclus!
  • So much expected, but, new

    5
    By Golddragon214
    This book is very entertaining, it tells the story in a way that you know what is but you are given insight of what might have been. This is a great read for anyone interested historical writings.

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