The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“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 god’s 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.”

I loved this book. It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s one of those books that leaves you wanting to read it again as soon as you finish, but at the same time, you never want to read it again because it emotionally destroyed you. The theme of this book is amazing, and I think among the fantasy aspects, it teaches some lessons, for example, that your ego is not more important than your boyfriend!! I am still mad at Achilles for letting his ego get the best of him even now.

The emotions were really well described, and I feel like the characters were really well developed as well. This is an ancient Greek mythological story, and I am in love. I really want to read more of this authors books because I am really impressed by this one.

I’m giving it 5/5😄

For age, it depends on how comfortable you are with subjects like brutal death (Aka gore) and sex. There is a pretty explicit sex scene, but other than that it’s pretty mild, though there are more mentions of it throughout the book. In my opinion for age, I would say 15-16+

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Have a great day and happy reading!

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