Song of Sacrifice by Janell Rhiannon

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543 pages

Fantasy | Mythology

Book 1 of 2

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

What is it about?

Song of Sacrifice focuses on the events leading up to the Trojan war and includes character perspectives of Paris, his mom, Helen, Briseis, Achilles, and a few others.

Was it good?

At first I thought the book was a little long, but when I got to the last page I was mad because I wasn’t ready to let it go, and I kept thinking about it for several days afterwards.

I especially enjoyed Paris’ perspective because my only knowledge of him was as the coward from the movie Troy and briefly mentioned in Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles. (It’s just come to my attention that I still have not reviewed that book yet – but I loved it!)

This book had a lot more detail about all the events and decisions that led up to the Trojan war, because of the wide range of characters and lengthy timeline, and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely be on the look out for book 2 next time I crave a mythology story.

Book 2 was released in March 2019 and is called Rise of Princes.

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