I couldn't get into this. I had to switch between paperback and audiobook to get through it.
I love the subject matter and the fact that the story focused on Achilles and Patroclus growing up together and falling for one another. It was interesting how they lived with the spectre of both their deaths as they grew older, both knowing that they wouldn't live into old age. I loved everything about the story except for the fact that I was bored reading/listening to it. I'm not sure why, but my attention didn't fully perk up until the last few chapters.
I'm going to chalk this up to the reader and not the author. I will attempt a reread this some other time to see if I perhaps just read it at the wrong time or in the wrong frame of mind. It's happened to me before and I've ended up loving a book or movie the second time around.
All-in-all I think it was well researched and put together, just couldn't get excited for it.