Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing. As they grow into young men, their bond blossoms into something far deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned.
This book should have been right up my alley. Ancient Greece with its gods and a gay love affair. I found it cheap almost. The text not rich and the lore left barely touched. I found it all hollow but enjoyable. The narration I can only commend the supporting male cast. I don’t like his take on Patronus and his female voices make me cringe every time and I wish he’d just read them normal and not in his pathetic whine he gives them all. Still it’s likeable but wish I’d read it myself and not the audiobook.