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"Circe" by Madeline Miller is a captivating and lyrical retelling of the Greek myth of Circe, a powerful sorceress and daughter of the sun god Helios. Set against the backdrop of the ancient world, this book explores themes of power, betrayal, love, and self-discovery. Miller's prose is rich and evocative, drawing readers deep into Circe's world and making them feel as though they are right alongside the sorceress on her journey.

Some of the most important points of the book include:

  • The story of Circe's childhood and her struggles to find her place among the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus.
  • The various encounters and relationships Circe has throughout her life, including with famous figures such as Odysseus and Hermes.
  • The ways in which Circe grapples with her own power and the expectations placed upon her by those around her.
  • The importance of self-discovery and personal agency in Circe's journey, as she learns to harness her own abilities and make her own choices.

Book details:

  • Author: Madeline Miller
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Publication date: April 14, 2020
  • Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Historical Fiction