From Beth's list on the Greek myths you thought you knew.
I am a complete sucker for a beautiful M/M coming-of-age love story – the more forbidden, the better. With an ominous curse over his head and a downright evil sea goddess for a mother, the great warrior Achilles isn’t exactly destined for happiness. Nor is the exiled prince Patroclus, whose sweet and gentle nature leaves him ever-so-vulnerable to the Powers That Be. Perhaps it’s the fact that these two doomed boys find so much joy in their pure, mutual love that makes their story so achingly haunting. Everyone knows how the story of Achilles ends, but until author Madeline Miller dragged this love story out into the light, very few of us were aware of the gorgeous, doomed love he and Patroclus shared.
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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. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms…