Circe

Circe

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Circe is not powerful like her father Helios, nor viciously alluring like her mother Perse. 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. Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many figures in mythology. When Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, she ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316556347
Branch Call Number: FICTION MIL
Characteristics: 393 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Book Club Selection
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Circe, daughter of the Titan sun god Helios, is born immortal but with very few gifts. Unlike the other gods in her father’s halls, she is ridiculed. When she discovers that she possesses the gift of magic or sorcery—a power feared by the gods as it is “new” and unknown—she begins to develop it w... Read More »

Circe, daughter of the Titan sun god Helios, is born immortal but with very few gifts. Unlike the other gods in her father’s halls, she is ridiculed. When she discovers that she possesses the gift of magic or sorcery—a power feared by the gods as it is “new” and unknown—she begins to develop it w... Read More »

A book of mythology or folklore

Circe tells the story of the famous – or infamous – witch Circe from Homer’s Odyssey, from her own perspective. Circe is not powerful like her father Helios, nor viciously alluring like her mother Perse. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she possesses the power... Read More »

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WVMLlibrarian Mar 18, 2017

This compelling feminist retelling of The Odyssey follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.


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