|Achilles bandaging the injured Patroclus|
I began The Song of Achilles with some trepidation. I knew very little about Greek mythology; might it all be too serious, too learned? I needn't have worried. It's a very readable book and the author wears her knowledge lightly. The first person fast-paced narrative quickly drew me into the story. The cast of men and gods is well drawn, especially Achilles' mother, the chilling sea goddess Thetis.
Cornflower Books for sending me such an entertaining prize.