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The song of Achilles

By: Miller, Madeline

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Part of the Bloomsbury modern classics series
1408891387 / 9781408891384
Paperback
21/09/2017
198 in stock Need More ?
England
Historic novels
20 cm 352 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 221188, Points 14.00, Book Level 4.70,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Song of Achilles, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics listThe god touches his finger to the arrow's fletching.

Then he breathes, a puff of air - as if to send dandelions flying, to push toy boats over water. And the arrow flies, straight and silent, in a curving, downward arc towards Achilles' back. Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles.

Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men. But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles is dispatched to distant Troy to fulfil his destiny.

Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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