The Song of Achilles By Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles is a 2011 novel by American author Madeline Miller. Set through the Greek Heroic Age, it’s an adaptation of Homer’s Iliad as informed from the attitude of Patroclus.
“Mary Renault lives once more!” declares Emma Donoghue, creator of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly shifting, and totally distinctive retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan Struggle.
A story of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human coronary heart, The Song of Achilles is a stunning literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed journey, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of modern fiction’s brightest lights and followers of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome sequence will delight on this unforgettable journey again to historic Greece within the Age of Heroes.