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Circe

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....

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ISBN : 9780316556347
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Number of Pages : 394 pages
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Circe Reviews

  • Arah-Lynda

    Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

    Rudyard Kipling


    When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist. They called me nymph, assuming I would be like my mother and aunts and cousins. Least of the lesser goddesses, our powers were so modest they could scarcely ensure our eternities. We spoke to fish and nurtured flowers, coaxed drops from the clouds or salt from the waves. That word, nymph, paced out the length and breadth of our futures. In our language, it means no ...more

  • Emily May

    “Witches are not so delicate,” I said.


    I absolutely loved this. If you enjoy Greek mythology, complex heroines, and a generous serving of adventure, bloodshed, betrayal, magic, and monsters - both literal and figurative - then hell, READ THIS BOOK.

    To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of Miller's The Song of Achilles when I read it a few years back. I'm not sure if that's because my tastes were different back then, or if it was just because the plot had more of a romantic focus than Circe. But, wha ...more

  • Simona Bartolotta

    I dived into Circe believing to be fully prepared for it, all because I had read and re-read, loved and re-loved The Song Achilles. Now I know that was a foolish notion for me to entertain.

    “It was my first lesson. Beneath the smooth, familiar face of things is another that waits to tear the world in two.”

    In fact, I soon learned the hard way that no matter how well you think you know her and her writing, you are never prepared for what Madeline Miller's pen is going to deliver. This because the k

    “This was how mortals found fame, I thought. Through practise and diligence, tending their skills like gardens until they glowed beneath the sun. But gods are born of ichor and nectar, their excellences already bursting from their fingertips. So they find their fame by proving what they can mar: destroying cities, starting wars, breeding plagues and monsters.”


    In Circe, as in The Song of Achilles, each and every character is almost eerily well-rounded, even the minor ones, even the ones with the most marginal roles. And Circe is the cherry on top of it all, so much so that any praise I can think of seems like an understatement. Circe is proud but never haughty, and she is true to herself even when she doesn't know who, or what, she is. She evolves and makes her weaknesses evolve with her, but in spite of this she never forgets what being weak, or having a weakness, feels like, which is, I believe, one of her greatest strengths. She is acutely aware of her situation and what it entails, of what is or isn't beyond her reach, but even from her position of non-power she retains an aura of regality. She is suspicious because she has to be, but she has such immense goodness in her heart as to be completely disarming.

    This last point in my list may sound naive, but I ask you to think of all the books you've read in your life, of all your favourite characters, and ask yourselves Which of them do I love because of their kindness? We do not seek kindness in our heroes. Kindness too often results in self-righteousness, if not from the characters themselves, then from the penman, and I surely don't need to spell out to you how irritating that air of superiority can be. Kindness is not an easy tale to tell, but Madeline Miller did it with her Circe, a character who is most definitely not widely known for such a trait, which only makes this feat all the more admirable.

    “That is one thing gods and mortals share: when we are young, we think ourselves the first to have each feeling in the world.”

    Circe is troubled by the mismatched pieces of her identity, by the whirl of guilt she gets captured in early on in her life, by the world inside of her that keeps her from fitting in the world outside. Circe floats through the centuries as a creature of both worlds, mortal and divine, and of neither at the same time, which puts her in a unique position. Her standpoint is three times significant: she is, in a sense, both internal and external to her story, she is living and telling at once. She spins her threads at Daedalus's loom and her spells at her worktable (she herself points this out as one of the symmetries poets love so much) but she also is the spinner of a story, hers. The whole novel, I think, is the narrative of Circe's fight for the right to spin her story by herself. She doesn't accept the gods' authority, she doesn't accept her grandfather's court's meanness, and she doesn't accept the submission men demand of her as a nymph and as a woman.

    “Brides, nymphs were called, but that is not really how the world saw us. We were an endless feast laid out upon a table, beautiful and renewing. And so very bad at getting away.”

    Needless to say at this point, Circe was everything I had hoped for and more. If The Song of Achilles didn't hold such a special place in my heart, I'd even say Circe outshines it, with its spotless writing, its majestic protagonist, its charm and beauty and impressive grandness. I will, time permitting, read it again once it hits the shelves, ready to be awed over and over again.

    *All the quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change* ...more

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Rating: 4.5 stars

  • jessica

    in the house of miller, goddess of written word and mightiest of storytellers, a masterpiece was born.

    again, i am blown away at the beauty that is madeline millers writing. her words have a way of invoking a sense of delicate peace in my heart. i read her stories and it fills that longing for something more. circe was an absolute delight from start to finish, and i cant express the extent of my gratitude for something so breathtakingly compelling to have been created and shared with the world.
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  • Ana

    Hello, my name is Ana and I am a Greek mythology addict.





    A brief introduction to the deities of Greek mythology.

    Zeus (Thunder God, king of the Gods)

    Hera (Queen of Olympus, Goddess of marriage)

    Demeter (Goddess of the harvest, agriculture and fertility)

    Poseidon (God of the Sea)

    Hestia (Virgin goddess of the hearth)

    Hades (God of the Underworld, riches, king of the dead)

    Persephone/Kora (Goddess of Spring, Queen of the Underworld)

    Athena (Virgin Goddess of wisdom, craft, and war; companion of her
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  • JanB

    4.5 stars, rounded up

    Beautifully written, exciting, and totally captivating!

    “Epic has been so traditionally male,” Miller says. “All these stories are composed by men, largely starring men, and I really wanted a female perspective.”

    And what a story it is. My first buddy read with my friend Dana was a great success and we had wonderful discussions.

    The plot revolves around Circe in this book and the story is told entirely from her perspective. Born without the beauty and charm of her mother, nor
    ...more

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I thought this book was fantastic!



    I felt sorry for Circe. But I did love reading about all of the gods and just the story line itself!

    This was the first book I have read by this author and it was a pleasant surprise.

    And that's all I have, there is no point in writing big reviews. You can read all of the book bumpers that have a million likes that write long reviews. I just can't do it any more.

    Happy Reading!

    Mel