The daring, dazzling and extremely anticipated observe-as much as the New York Times finest vendor The Song of Achilles
One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018
“An epic spanning hundreds of years that is additionally a preserve-you-up-all-evening web page turner.” (Ann Patchett)
In the home of Helios, god of the solar and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a wierd youngster – not highly effective, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mom. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess energy – the facility of witchcraft, which may remodel rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a abandoned island, the place she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with most of the most well-known figures in all of mythology, together with the Minotaur; Daedalus and his doomed son, Icarus; the murderous Medea; and, after all, wily Odysseus.
But there may be hazard, too, for a girl who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly attracts the wrath of each males and gods, in the end discovering herself pitted in opposition to probably the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To defend what she loves most, Circe should summon all her power and select, as soon as and for all, whether or not she belongs with the gods she is born from or the mortals she has come to like.
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and pause-resisting suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of household rivalry, palace intrigue, and love and loss in addition to a celebration of indomitable feminine power in a person’s world.