Madeleine Miller, author of THE SONG OF ACHILLES, will be at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr, PA tonight for the 7 p.m. meeting of the Fiction Book Group.
Miller’s debut is a retelling of Homer’s The Illiad from the point of view of Patroclus.
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.
The book group is open to the public.
Learn more about Main Point Books or check out their calendar! Next week, the Science Fiction Book Group discusses SAGA, VOL. 1 and the Girls in Capes Book Club discusses THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey.