Circe by Madeline Miller was the 109th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

How/Why was this book chosen: It was chosen by a poll of Sword and Laser Goodreads Members

272 votes 26.1% Circe Madeline Miller
225 votes 21.6% Jade City Fonda Lee
206 votes 19.8% The Armored Saint  Myke Cole
183 votes 17.6% The Poppy War R.F.Kuang
155 votes 14.9 Child of a Mad God R.A.Salvatore
1041 Total

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Circe

Circe by Madeline Miller Edit

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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