Illumicrate Exclusive: Madeline Miller slipcase set – unsigned
We are so thrilled to announce, in collaboration with Bloomsbury, our stunning slipcase set of The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller!
We’ve put this gorgeous set together to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Song of Achilles, and we could not be more pleased with how it turned out. This set features unsigned editions of the books.
The books are exclusive naked hardback editions in Royal size, with:
- Gold foiled covers
- Quotes on the spine
- Bound-in author letters
- Slipcase featuring matching gold foil designs to all three sides
This set is limited to one per person. If you order during presale you are not permitted to order again in general sale. You are not permitted to order this unsigned set if you placed an order for a signed set.
Orders will ship in January 2022.
The Song of Achilles synopsis:
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.
They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
£55.00 excl VAT (where applicable)