“Masterfully brings to life an imaginative yet informed vision of ancient Greece featuring divinely human gods and larger-than-life mortals. She breaks new ground retelling one of the world’s oldest stories about men in love and war [and] extraordinary women.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Achilles is a well known name in Greek Mythology as he was the son of a mortal King and a Goddess, a hero of the Trojan War, one of the main characters in Homer’s Iliad and the greatest Greek warrior. But he also loved and was loved by Patroclus. The story that the author has written for this pair is a moving and beautiful love story of two men whose souls are entwined through all eternity as they were in life.
I found the story beautifully written and applaud her taking the initiative of presenting them as they appear, homosexuals. One of my favorite lines from the book comes near the end when Patroclus is pleading with Achilles mother for them to be together “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.” The book was amazing and I highly recommend.
Added 26th May 2020