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Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2015
I loved this book way more than I thought, and highly recommend it. It's a compelling retelling of the Trojan War, told by focusing on the love story of Achilles and Patroclus. The characters, famous and not famous, are richly drawn and fun to follow along.

The best parts, though, are how each character responds to the fame offered and taken in the war. Definitely an interesting view of the violence and death in the Trojan War.

Another favorite aspect is how the gods are woven into the daily life, either interacting with the characters or intervening from afar.

The love stories are moving as well, and carry the story forward with a lot of emotion. It centers less on the fact that Achilles and Patroclus are men, and more on how love changes from and rises above pride and war. That being said, it is never forgotten, but the ease at which it blends into the rest of the story makes for a really great LGBTQ novel.

In short, read this book -- you won't be disappointed!
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