Can’t Wait Wednesday: 25 October 2017
Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
Circe – Madeline Miller
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 scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.
When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.
There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
Why I Can’t Wait:
The Song of Achilles is one of my favourite books so I’ve been waiting for another Madeline Miller book for years. The Greek mythology and lyrical prose were woven together to create a memorably beautiful book and I’m certain Circe will be just as good.
Release Date: 19 April 2018