The Song of Achilles

af Madeline Miller
Lydbog
11t 15m Oplæst af Frazer Douglas

Forlagets beskrivelse

The legend begins... Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice. Built on the groundwork of the Iliad , Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.

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Lau Johansen

I haven't cried like this in years, my heart broke for those boys dammit. I'll need to get my hands on a physical copy of this cruel book and I'll have to force my friends to read it too so we can cry about these dumb feels together. I'm so unreasonably upset about this. Perhaps because I finished the whole of the audiobook in about five or six days, which is probably a bit too quick.. A brilliant book that certainly swept me up and into its world immediately, and had my emotions tangled with the characters' in no time.

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Yderligere information

Bogtype
Lydbog
Forlag
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780062115577
Oplæst af
Frazer Douglas

Genrer
Fiktion og relaterede emner
Historisk fiktion