Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath.
They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to 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 cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.
Featuring a leatherbound rebinding of a hardcover edition of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, this retelling of the story of Achilles from ancient Greek mythology is tale of epic proportions. Bound in distressed brown leather and featuring brass medallions of the Shield of Achilles, as well as the Spear and Helmet, this book measures approximately 9″ x 6″ x 1.1″ inches and weighs 2.2 lbs, and makes a wonderful addition to any library or collection, or for any lover of Greek mythology. Custom commissions are available if one desires other books in the set (or to use a specific edition).
(Each book is made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks to make and ship your order – the King’s Road grows ever more treacherous!)
These rebound editions are independent and unaffiliated with Madeline Miller, but made by dedicated fans from existing volumes!