The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

369 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

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

emotional 89%
sad 71%
adventurous 70%
tense 25%
reflective 20%
dark 15%
inspiring 13%
challenging 12%
hopeful 12%
informative 5%
mysterious 4%
funny 3%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 17%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 38% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 36% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 10% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.38

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