CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller)
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
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Outstanding book! I couldn’t put it down!
Epic and poetic
“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.”
Circe by Madeline Miller is is unique and empowering. Pronounced, “Sir-See,” the novel tells the tale of an Ancient Greek goddess who lives during the time of the Titans and Olympians. If you’re a fan of Homer’s tales, The Iliad or The Odyssey, you will find yourself being pulled to the pages of this one.
The story examines concepts of loyalty, justness, family, power and place in the world. The paragraphs contain poetic gold for those who really love to drink in literature. It is a story that leaves you feeling satisfied at the end, while still craving more.
- Category: Historical
- Published: Apr 10, 2018
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English