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By Madeline Miller

“At as soon as a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly unique murals by means of an extremely gifted new novelist….A publication i couldn't positioned down.”
—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” broadcasts Emma Donoghue, writer of Room, touching on The tune of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s exciting, profoundly relocating, and completely distinctive retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan struggle. A story of gods, kings, immortal repute, and the human center, The music of Achilles is a stunning literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed event, an epic love tale, a marvelously conceived and achieved page-turner, Miller’s enormous debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from a few of modern fiction’s brightest lights—and enthusiasts of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome sequence will savor this unforgettable trip again to old Greece within the Age of Heroes.

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Tack Gentry, numbed by the blow, stared at the stone wall. He had counted on Childe, counted on his stirring up an investigation. Once an investigation was started, he possessed two aces in the hole he could use to defeat Hardin in court, but it demanded a court not controlled by Hardin. With Childe's death he had no friends on the outside. Betty had barely spoken to him when they met, and, if she was going to work for Hardin in his dance hall, she must have changed much. Bill London was a cripple and unable to get around.

You're durn' tootin' that's right! ” Tack looked around at the crowd, and his eyes halted on the big man. He was going to break the power of Hardin, Olney, and Soderman, and he was going to start right here. “There's goin' to be an investigation,” he said loudly, “and it'll begin down in Austin. ” The big man thrust toward him, his wide, heavy shoulders looking broad enough for two men. ” “Thieves and murderers,” Tack added. ” The big man lunged. ” somebody shouted loudly. Tack Gentry suddenly felt a fierce surge of pure animal joy.

Tack laughed suddenly, harshly. “That does it. Uncle John's right hand has been useless ever since Shiloh, when it was shot to pieces tryin' to get to a wounded soldier. ” Hardin's face tightened, and Dick Olney's eyes shifted to Hardin's face. “You'd be better off,” Hardin said quietly, “to let sleepin' dogs lie. ” “My uncle John was murdered,” Gentry said quietly. “I mean to see his murderer punished. That ranch belongs to me. ” Van Hardin smiled. “Evidently you aren't aware of what happened here,” he said quietly.

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