“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.” – 5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: pigs, wine, exile, goddesses, nynphs, stars, minotaurs, jealousy, monsters, boats, nectar, heroes, trojans, lions, messengers, power, molly, motherhood, beauty, mortals and witchcraft.
THIS WAS SO GOOD! I’m so happy I finally picked this up. The hype made me do it… again.
This book reminded me why I was always fascinated by greek mythology. I learned so much about characters I never heard about (Glaucus, Scylla, Perse,…), and also saw others in this book that I knew my whole life (Zeus, Helios, Hermes…). I personally never heard about Circe before this book so I was curious to hear her story, and now I understand how important she was especially to Odysseus. I really liked her story, more than I thought I would!
Madeline did an amazing job writting this book. She had the ability to put together different main stories from greek and roman mythology in this book, and she knew exactly how each character would fit in. It was beautifully done and very well written. I don’t have enough good words to describe this novel. What can I say? I completely fell in love with this book.
This is without a doubt a must-read for anyone interested in mythology. Such a treat! I’m definitely picking up “The Song of Achilles” soon.