martedì 17 luglio 2018

Teaser Tuesday #191

Ed ecco di nuovo la rubrica settimanale Teaser Tuesday, creata dal blog Should Be Reading, che si divide in poche, semplici fasi:
1_ prendi il libro che stai leggendo
2_ apri una pagina a caso
3_ scrivi un breve brano (stando attenti a non spoilerare)
4_ scrivi titolo e autore

Outside again, Achilles was brisk. "I will see you at dinner," he said, and turned to go.
An hour before I would have said I was glad to be rid of him; now, strangely, I felt stung.
"Where are you going?"
He stopped. "Drills."
"Yes. No one sees me fight." The words came as if he were used to saying them.
He looked at me a long moment, as if weighing something. "My mother has forbidden it. Because of the prophecy."
"What prophecy?" I had not heard of this.
"That I will be the best warrior of my generation"
It sounded like something a young child would claim, in make-believe. But he said it as simply as if he were giving his name.
The question I wanted to ask was, And are you the best? Instead I stuttered out, "When was the prophecy given?"
"When I was born. Just before. Eleithyia came, and told it to my mother." Eleithyia, goddess of childbirth, rumored to preside in person over the birth of half-gods. Those whose nativities were too important to be left to chance. I had forgotten. His mother is a godess.
 - The song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

2 commenti:

  1. Sento sempre parlare di questo libro e devo davvero decidermi a leggerlo.

  2. Ecco, uno di quei romanzi che DEVO e VOGLIO recuperare.
    Una mia amica, se ben ricordo, ci ha addirittura fatto la tesi di Laurea triennale. :)