The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ romance adventurous emotional 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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Moods

emotional 90%
adventurous 74%
sad 69%
tense 21%
reflective 20%
dark 15%
hopeful 12%
inspiring 11%
challenging 8%
informative 5%
mysterious 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 21%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 44% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 36% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.44