Achilles by Madeline Miller

By Madeline Miller

“At as soon as a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly unique murals by way of an exceptionally gifted new novelist….A publication i couldn't placed down.”
—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” announces Emma Donoghue, writer of Room, concerning The tune of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s exciting, profoundly relocating, and totally designated retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan warfare. A story of gods, kings, immortal popularity, and the human center, The track of Achilles is a stunning literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed experience, an epic love tale, a marvelously conceived and done page-turner, Miller’s huge debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from a few of modern fiction’s brightest lights—and fanatics of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome sequence will relish this unforgettable trip again to historical Greece within the Age of Heroes.

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