Title: Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Context: Song of Achilles (2011) is historical fiction debut novel of the author Madeline Miller set in ancient Greece. This is a utterly unique and profoundly moving and thrilling retelling of the Trojan War and Achilles, by the author Madeline Miller. It is a story of human heart, gods, immortal fame and kings.
Synopsis: Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary master stroke work and a wonderfully executed and conceived page-turner presented by the author Madeline Miller. This is an epic story and an adventure packed with action. The story is about Greece during the age of heroes. King Peleus has put a young awkward prince named Patroclus, into exile to the court. Achilles is the perfect son of King Peleus. Paths of Achilles and the shamed prince should not cross by all rights, however Achilles makes him his friend. Both attain skills in medicine, the arts of war and grow into well into their youth. Gradually their friendship grows into something deeper. Thetis the cruel sea goddess mother of Achilles displays displeasure towards the friendship of her son with the shamed prince.
One day, news of the kidnapping of Helen of Sparta is received. Patroclus is torn between fear and love for Achilles but travels to Troy with Achilles. Patroclus was totally oblivious of the fact that the following years to come are going to be the real test for everything they hold precious.
Song of Achilles is a extraordinary feat of imagination, a devastating story of love and a breathtakingly original novel which finally tells about the almighty war between glory and peace, the kings and gods and the human heart and immortal fame. This is a novel with admirable imaginative depth, excellent narrative pace and finest quality of writing.
Other works by the Author:
2018 – Circe: A Novel