In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scored and rejected by her kin. Her isolation leads her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.
When love drives Circe to east a dark spell, vengeful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Alaia, where she learns to harness her occult craft. But there is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and goods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Carce must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
Breathing life into the ancient wodd, Madeline Miller weaves an intoxicating tale of gods and heroes, magie and monsters, survival and transformation,
Praise for the song or Achilles