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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    The Song of Achilles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Madeline Miller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 369
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 671 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062060617
    ISBN 10: 0062060619
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC classification: PS3613.I5445 S65 2012
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    06 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "I loved it."--J.K. Rowling