by Tiana Coven
“I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth.”
-The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This book tore me apart and then put me back together again by the last page. This book has shot past all others and moved immediately into my favorites list. It is both romantic and action packed, keeping me on edge with every page. The way the author writes through Patroclus’ eyes about his love and devotion to Achilles is such a balm for my heart. The book tells the story of how Patroclus, once a prince, becomes an exile after he accidentally murders a boy and gets disowned by his father, the king. He finds himself, mercifully, in Achilles’ father’s kingdom, taken in as an orphan. Achilles takes a fast interest in him, to Patroclus’ surprise, and the two become fast friends. And then something much more. As the story follows them from childhood training to adulthood war, their love for each other grows stronger despite any trial put in their way.
I loved this book so fiercely, and will definitely be buying my own copy to reread for years to come!
You can read more of Tiana’s reviews and recommendations on her book blog, Tiana Reads LGBT.