Madeline Miller

Circe

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019

Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child — not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long — and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.
So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss — the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.
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Rebecca Roberts
Rebecca Robertsshared an impressionlast month
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🎯Worthwhile

Really enjoyed this book. It was the first audiobook I ever listened to and the reader had a beautifully calming voice (I did listen to it on my library's borrowing app not on here) it is a very good story with a lot of recognisable greek gods, goddesses and the like. I just so happened to be playing Assassins Creed Odyssey at the time so I often listened to it as I played, I found that extremely immersive as some of the characters tied in. Highly recommend!!

Lucia Lopez
Lucia Lopezshared an impression5 months ago
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Es un libro muy interesante, te cuenta toda la historia de la bruja Circe de Eea hija del titán Helios, si te gusta la mitología griega este es un libro que debes leer.

𝑁𝑎𝑛 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛 𝑆𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑔𝑜
𝑁𝑎𝑛 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛 𝑆𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑔𝑜shared an impressionlast month
🔮Hidden Depths

¡Es un libro fantástico! Está repleto de pasajes de la mitologia griega pero esta vez desde el punto de vista de Circe que en la mitologia era sólo una "bruja que convertía a los hombres en cerdos".

Este libro nos enseña que la bruja también tenía una historia.

Quotes

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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.
Hols
Holshas quoted2 months ago
He believed the world’s natural order was to please him.
‘Who is that?’ my father said to Oceanos.
Oceanos had many golden-eyed grandchildren from my father already, and was glad to think of more. ‘My daughter Perse. She is yours if you want her.’
Marian Delgadillo
Marian Delgadillohas quoted4 months ago
Beneath the smooth, familiar face of things is another that waits to tear the world in two.

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