The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary romance adventurous emotional sad medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2011

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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. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as the...
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Summary of 103755 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
sad 73%
adventurous 69%
tense 22%
reflective 19%
dark 14%
inspiring 13%
hopeful 12%
challenging 10%
informative 5%
mysterious 4%
lighthearted 3%
funny 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 17%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 39% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 35% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 10% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.46

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