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The Song of Achilles

When a book you’ve been recommended a zillion times gets a special 10th anniversary edition, you know it’s well past time.

I absolutely adored this story. Madeline Miller’s adaptation of Homer’s Iliad follows the romantic relationship of Patroclus, the exiled prince, and Achilles, the son of a king and a sea goddess, from before their first meeting through to the Trojan War.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - 10th anniversary edition - with candles of Achilles and Patroclus

Here’s my beautiful 10th anniversary edition of The Song of Achilles held up between our boys Achilles and Patroclus (in candle form).

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - 10th anniversary edition - book spine

What about those gorgeous candles?

The wonderful illustrations are by NZ-based artist Kale de Wild (Twitter @_KalesBug, Instagram @kalesbug), and the fantastic candles are produced by NZ-based scent store Oasis Scents (Twitter @oasis_scents, Instagram @oasisscents).

I bought them for my partner’s Christmas present, but really they were for me shhh.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - 10th anniversary edition - book front cover
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - 10th anniversary edition - book back cover
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