By Elizabeth Cook
This robust, passionate, and wonderfully crafted retelling of the epic story of Achilles re-creates Homer's fated hero in a brand new and extraordinary truth. Born of the ocean nymph Thetis by means of the mortal King Peleus, and hidden as a lady until eventually Odysseus discovers him, Achilles turns into the Greeks' maximum warrior at Troy. Into his tale comes a forged of attention-grabbing characters—among them, Hector, Helen, Penthiseleia the Amazon Queen, and the centaur Chiron; and eventually John Keats, whose writings shape the foundation of a meditation at the nature of id and shared adventure.
An unforgettable and deeply relocating paintings of fiction, Achilles is additionally an confirmation of the story's enduring energy to arrive throughout centuries and cultures to the center of our imagination.
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