By Madeline Miller
“At as soon as a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly unique murals through an extremely gifted new novelist….A e-book i couldn't positioned down.”
“Mary Renault lives again!” broadcasts Emma Donoghue, writer of Room, bearing on 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 status, and the human center, The tune 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 achieved page-turner, Miller’s huge debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from a few of modern fiction’s brightest lights—and lovers of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome sequence will take pleasure in this unforgettable trip again to historical Greece within the Age of Heroes.
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Achilles by Madeline Miller