Fandoms: The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, The Iliad - Homer, The Odyssey - Homer, Circe - Madeline Miller
15 Apr 2019
Patroclus is not the Chosen One; he is not even sure he belongs in this world half the time. He knows the Chosen One and he's a boy just like himself—except he’s golden and perfect, he’s the star Quidditch player and he's the most powerful and gifted wizard in history. He’s destined to save all of magic someday. Patroclus kind of wants to hate him but Achilles makes it impossible.
The Harry Potter and Song of Achilles mashup you (hopefully) never knew you wanted.
In which the basic story of the Iliad is adapted to a script format, Achilles is a moron (as per the usual), there is no real canon departure (except more Achilles/Patroclus than Homer may have intended), everyone is extremely colloquial, and Nestor gets told to shut up (which Homer should have included).
Based on the translation by E V Rieu.