Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper — despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.
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    rnaylor413shared an impression5 years ago
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    So beautiful! Haven't read something so moving in awhile.
    "I am made of memories."

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    its 1:06 am and I started reading this book yesterday. I am crying and have been for the past ten minutes. this is not ONE of the best novels I've read. it IS the best novel I've ever read. fucking hell.

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    The best book ive ever read

Quotes

    caterinahas quoted4 years ago
    My hand closed over his. “You must not kill Hector,” I said.
    He looked up, his beautiful face framed by the gold of his hair. “My mother told you the rest of the prophecy.”
    “She did.”
    “And you think that no one but me can kill Hector.”
    “Yes,” I said.
    “And you think to steal time from the Fates?”
    “Yes.”
    “Ah.” A sly smile spread across his face; he had always loved defiance. “Well, why should I kill him? He’s done nothing to me.”
    b0479629685has quoted4 years ago
    I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.
    andreahas quoted4 years ago
    “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?”
    “Perhaps,” Achilles admitted.

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