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Books Like Song Of Achilles (10 Books)

Song Of Achilles was published by Madeline Miller in 2011. Here is a list of 10 books like Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. The Aeneid (20)

"The gates of hell are open night and day; smooth the descent and easy is the way."

Virgil's timeless epic, The Aeneid, tells the riveting tale of Aeneas, a Trojan hero destined to found Rome. Packed with epic battles, arduous quests, and poignant romance, this masterpiece continues to captivate readers with its rich mythology and profound exploration of destiny and honor.

  • πŸ“‡ 442 Pages
  • πŸ“ 110,500 - 132,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

2. The Iliad (801)

"Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."

Homer's epic masterpiece, The Iliad, transports readers to the brutal and majestic battles of the Trojan War. With its vivid storytelling and timeless themes of honor, heroism, and the complexities of human nature, this poetic treasure continues to captivate audiences for centuries.

  • πŸ“‡ 704 Pages
  • πŸ“ 176,000 - 211,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 23 Hours Reading Time

3. The Mists Of Avalon (1982)

"There is no such thing as a true tale. Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon; it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you."

"The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley reimagines the Arthurian legend through the perspective of the powerful women of Avalon, weaving a captivating tapestry of magic, betrayal, and the struggle for faith in a changing world.

  • πŸ“‡ 1,009 Pages
  • πŸ“ 252,250 - 302,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 34 Hours Reading Time

4. Till We Have Faces (1956)

"Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood."

In C.S. Lewis' enchanting novel "Till We Have Faces," a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, a princess grapples with love, jealousy, and the boundaries of faith in her quest for true self-discovery.

  • πŸ“‡ 313 Pages
  • πŸ“ 78,250 - 93,900 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 10 Hours Reading Time

5. The Penelopiad (2005)

"Cleverness is a quality a man likes to have in his wife as long as she is some distance away from him. Up close, he'll take kindness any day of the week, if there's nothing more alluring to be had."

In Margaret Atwood's mesmerizing literary work, "The Penelopiad," she delves into the untold story of Homer's Odyssey through the eyes of its overlooked protagonist, Penelope. Through her poignant and fierce narration, Atwood captures the multidimensional complexities of loyalty, love, and power.

  • πŸ“‡ 198 Pages
  • πŸ“ 49,500 - 59,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 7 Hours Reading Time

6. The Bear And The Nightingale (2017)

"Nothing changes, Vasya. Things are, or they are not. Magic is forgetting that something ever was other than as you willed it."

In Katherine Arden's enthralling novel, "The Bear and the Nightingale," a young girl named Vasya dares to defy societal norms in medieval Russia, embarking on a magical journey that intertwines folklore, darkness, and courage.

  • πŸ“‡ 319 Pages
  • πŸ“ 79,750 - 95,700 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time

7. The Half-drowned King (2017)

"Anger is a pilot who always steers his ship onto rocks. It is a poor guide."

"The Half-Drowned King" by Linnea Hartsuyker is an enthralling Viking saga that follows a young warrior's quest for power, honor, and vengeance in ninth-century Norway. Rich in historical detail and packed with gripping action, it immerses readers in a world of ancient battles, treacherous alliances, and Norse legends.

  • πŸ“‡ 435 Pages
  • πŸ“ 108,750 - 130,500 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

8. Circe (2018)

"But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me."

In her enthralling novel Circe, Madeline Miller weaves a mesmerizing tale of the infamous witch from Greek mythology. With rich storytelling and captivating prose, Miller invites readers to explore the complex inner world of Circe and witness her transformation from an outcast to a formidable force.

  • πŸ“‡ 393 Pages
  • πŸ“ 98,250 - 117,900 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

9. The Sea Queen (2018)

"He feared the gods might, without warning, take from him all that he had earned."

"The Sea Queen" by Linnea Hartsuyker is a captivating and immersive Viking saga that takes readers on an epic journey filled with fierce battles, treacherous alliances, and a determined female protagonist who defies societal norms to become a legendary queen of the sea.

  • πŸ“‡ 480 Pages
  • πŸ“ 120,000 - 144,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 16 Hours Reading Time

10. The Silence Of The Girls (2018)

"Grief's only ever as deep as the love it's replaced."

"The Silence of the Girls" by Pat Barker is a searing feminist retelling of the Trojan War from the perspective of Briseis, the captive woman at the center of Achilles’s rage. Barker's raw and captivating narrative exposes the silenced voices of women in ancient myths and challenges the notions of glory and heroism.

  • πŸ“‡ 325 Pages
  • πŸ“ 81,250 - 97,500 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time