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The Song of Achilles - A Novel

Madeline Miller

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Frazer Douglas

Length:

11h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

28:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:05