by Madeline Miller (Author)

The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times best seller The Song of Achilles One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner. (Ann Patchett) 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 pause-resisting suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, and love and loss as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

Uncover the Enchanting Tale of "Circe" by Madeline Miller: Journey Through a World of Gods, Magic, and Self-Discovery

In the realm of captivating tales spun from ancient Greek mythology, "Circe" by Madeline Miller stands as a masterpiece that captivates readers with its enchanting narrative and profound exploration of self-discovery, power, and resilience. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary story of Circe, a captivating and complex figure banished to a remote island, who possesses the power to transform the world around her with her witchcraft.

Through Circe's eyes, we witness the grand tapestry of Greek mythology unfold, encountering iconic figures such as Odysseus, Achilles, and Helios. As she navigates the intricate web of relationships and conflicts among gods and mortals, Circe's journey becomes a testament to the transformative power of love, loss, and the indomitable spirit of a woman finding her place in a world dominated by men and gods.

In Madeline Miller's masterful storytelling, Circe emerges as a compelling protagonist, defying the traditional roles assigned to women in mythology. With her potent magic and unwavering determination, she challenges the boundaries of her existence, asserting her own identity and carving out a new destiny far removed from the expectations of others.

As Circe delves deeper into her magical abilities, she discovers the true depth of her power and the immense responsibility that comes with it. Through her encounters with gods, heroes, and monsters, Circe learns the art of controlling her magic, harnessing it for both creation and destruction, and ultimately finding a balance between her innate power and her humanity.

Throughout her journey, Circe grapples with questions of identity, belonging, and the nature of being an outsider. Banished to the fringes of society, she finds solace and strength in her connection to the natural world, forging bonds with animals and plants that become her allies and confidants.

"Circe" is a captivating novel that invites readers to embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and transformation. With its lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and unforgettable characters, Madeline Miller weaves a spellbinding tale that lingers long after the final page is turned. Dive into the world of Circe and discover the magic within you.


April 10, 2018