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Circe – Madeline Miller
Fiction / 29th September 2019

Introduction Circe is discovered when I was looking for a fiction to read. It ranks first in the fantasy category of Goodreads Choice Awards 2018. So, I decided to give it a try. Author Madeline Miller is a high school teacher of Latin, Greek and Shakespeare. Her first novel, The Song of Achilles, was published in 2011 and became a New York Times bestseller. Content Circe contains a total of 27 chapters. All the chapters do not have a title. After the ending, there is a Cast of Characters section which introduces the characters who appeared in the book. Review Circe is a story about the goddess Circe, daughter of Helios, Titan god of sun, and Perse, a nymph. This story is set within the tale of Odyssey, the Greek epic poem by Homer. The author uses the characters in the poem and creates a new story about them. (Spoiler alert! Skip to the last paragraph of this review if you plan to read this book.) Since her birth, no one really cared about Circe. Even her brother, Aeëtes, who was taken care by her after he was born, was not concerned about her. Her early life was filled with…