“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” – Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles
By Madeline Miller
Published September 20th 2011
Rating 5 out of 5

This was another novel that I was extremely intimidated of due to it being based in Greek Mythology. However, Madeline Miller made this story and all of the characters so incredibly accessible. I absolutely loved every minute of this read. Also allow me to admit my ignorance because I totally never understood the expression “Achilles’ heel” until after reading this book. 

Words really can’t describe how I felt regarding the love and dynamics between Achilles and Patroclus. It immediately grabbed me and I was along the ride for all of it. I want more… And when they are mentioned briefly in Circe my heart nearly jumps out of my chest. That said after reading this novel I totally went and bought the Penguins Classics The Iliad.