The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary romance adventurous emotional medium-paced

378 pages | first published 2011

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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 Greeks”—strong, beautiful, ...
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Moods

emotional 91%
sad 73%
adventurous 69%
tense 20%
reflective 18%
dark 13%
inspiring 13%
hopeful 12%
challenging 9%
informative 4%
lighthearted 3%
mysterious 3%
funny 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 18%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 41% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 10% | N/A: 2%

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4.48