This 2011 novel by Stephen King is a fantasy adventure set in the Greek Heroic Age. It is an adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, and tells the story of Achilles, a hero of the Trojan War. The story is told from the perspective of Patroclus, a young Greek king who has a secret, but cannot keep it. The novel is written in a poetic style, bringing to mind the lyricism of Homer’s iliad.
The Song of Achilles is an epic fantasy novel that explores the relationship between the Greek gods and a mortal man, Achilles and Helen. Their relationship is a powerful one, and it is one that has captured the hearts of both Greek mythology enthusiasts and novices alike. While you do not need to be knowledgeable about the Trojan War in order to enjoy this book, readers familiar with the Greek mythology can appreciate the author’s references to canon material.
The Song of Achilles is a literary work of art, and Miller’s prose is much more poetic than most Homer translations. The concubine Briseis is described as beautiful and tripping, and the sacrificed Iphigenia reflects her true feelings. While there is a high amount of historical detail in this book, Miller’s skill at putting together a plot and characters makes this work even more impressive.|