The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

My memories of school years Classical Studies were of exciting tales of Gods and Goddesses, just and petty, mortals and half gods with powers physical and clairvoyant, heroes and adventurers, warriors and lovers – male and female.

Madeline Miller brings all of these to life in her marvellous retelling of the Trojan War, and the legend of Achilles. Throughout we follow in the footsteps of minor prince Patroclus, from his exile to Phthia for killing another boy to his own death at the hands of Trojan hero Hector. A real page turner, with a heart breaking ending.

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