The Song of AchillesBook - 2012
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Nicr May 12, 2018
Patroclus, the favorite of Achilles, narrates the story of the god-like man of destiny's rise as Greece's greatest warrior. Vividly and powerfully imagined.
Vibe97 Mar 29, 2018
A truly epic read which brought me to tears. The joyful days of boyhood which are challenged by the expectations of war and prophecy is a truly moving tale. This book offers the delightful perspective of unsung heroes motivated by love and loyalty. I am already eager to read this author's next st... Read More »
The tale of the Greek hero Achilles, told by his lifelong friend and companion, Patroclus. A personal favorite.
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“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
"Our man liked conquest, they did not trust a man who was conquered himself" (pg 176)
We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.
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