The song of achilles (orange prize for fiction 2012)
Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. If you'd like to review an advance copy for us simply enter our prize draw below. We have 25 copies for Cardholders to review and the winners will be selected at random from the total entries we receive.