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Madeline Miller Books in Order: A Complete List

Madeline Miller books are always hugely popular, and with good reason! She is the bestselling author of stories based on Greek mythology.

Miller attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics and her expertise shines through in her stories.

I’ve read a lot of Greek mythology fiction and in my opinion, nobody compares to Madeline Miller. Her writing is poetic and lyrical and the stories always pack an emotional, feminist punch. The Song of Achilles is up there as one of my favourite books of all time.

This is the complete list of Madeline Miller books in order.

How Many Madeline Miller Books Are There?

At the time of writing, Madeline Miller has written two full-length novels, and one short story.

Madeline Miller Books in Order

It isn’t necessary to read Madeline Miller books in order as they are standalone novels. However I have organised this list by publication date.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2011)

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.

However, when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Click here to read my review of The Song of Achilles.

Circe by Madeline Miller (2018)

Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long – and among her island’s guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.

So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss – the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man’s world.

Click here to read my review of Circe by Madeline Miller.

Galatea, A Short Story (2013)

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. However, she has desires of her own, and yearns for independence.

In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost…

Madeline Miller Books in Order: Summary

I hope you found this complete list of Madeline Miller books helpful. I’ll keep this list updated as and when she releases new books.

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