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The Song of Achilles

The legend begins...Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. The best of all the Greeksstrong, beautiful, and the child of a goddessAchilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicinemuch to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must 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 Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Millers page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career....

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The Song of Achilles Reviews

  • Laura



    4.5 stars

    This and this. The way his hair looked in summer sun. His face when he ran. His eyes, solemn as an owl at lessons. This and this and this. So many moments of happiness, crowding forward.


    Blurb: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms ...more

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Rating: 4.5 stars

  • joanna ☽

    update: I have a lot of feelings, so I made memes and posted them here

    This, I say. This and this. The way his hair looked in the summer sun. His face when he ran. His eyes, solemn as an owl at lessons. This and this and this. So many moments of happiness, crowding forward.


    Whoever said that reading is good for you is a liar and very untrustworthy, because I feel like I'm not okay at all. This book hurt me, a lot, and I have plenty of things to say about it. Shoutout to everyone who told me read ...more

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen

    “ACHILLES, it reads. And beside it, PATROCLUS”





    “IN THE DARKNESS, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun”



    This book was just utterly heartbreaking and breathtaking beautiful. I’m in love with every aspect of it.

    The end, the end broke me💔! In the best and worst way possible.

    BR with Khadidja (sorry, I just could wait, had to finish this💗).

  • Lola  Reviewer

    I feel so much. And perhaps my emotions are not my own this time? Madeline Miller for sure implanted them deep inside of me, without my consent, and now I'm urging her to withdraw them, or I will not be able to sleep through the night.

    It took me a month to read this book, as I needed to take multiple breaks during the experience that is ‘‘The Song of Achilles.’’ I was about to curse the lyricism for welling too many emotions inside my body, too often, and therefore thwarting my reaching the endi
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  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    4 Stars

    "He is a weapon, a killer. Do not forget it. You can use a spear as a walking stick, but that will not change its nature.”


    Honestly? I've never read the Iliad. I've never seen Troy. (I barely made it through The Odyssey in high school, okay?) So I had no idea what was going to happen, and had only two expectations:

    It'd be beautiful

    It'd break my heart

    Starting during their childhood, the book revolves around Patroclus, as he befriends Achilles, who is fated to be the greatest fighter ...more

  • Ana

    {BR with Anne and McKenna}

    Those seconds, half seconds, that the line of our gaze connected, were the only moments in my day that I felt anything at all.





    Oh cruel, cruel fate! I had found myself thinking why there was so much heartache. Then I remembered this is Greek mythology. Few things interest me more than the monsters, heroes, gods, semi-gods and creatures of the greek myths.

    I easily get caught up in reading the fates of the legendary heroes. Achilles, Heracles, Odysseus, Hector, Per
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  • Bookdragon Sean

    Madeline Miller did what the movie producers of the film Troy (2004) were too cowardly to do; she stayed true to the homosexuality of Homer’s Iliad rather than writing a censored version of the story which stank of homophobia. Achilles and Patroclus were passionately in love, which resulted in their respective destructions. They were not cousins or man at arms, but soul mates. The watering down of this in the film Troy was an insult to the LGBT community. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    The attract
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