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Circe by Madeline Miller

“When I was born, the word for what I was did not exist.”  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,… Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“We were like gods at the dawning of the world, & our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.”  Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should… Continue reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

'I heard him before I saw him: his battle cry ringing round the walls...' When her city falls to the Greeks, led to victory by the god like warrior Achilles, Briseis's old life is shattered. Abducted and shipped to the Greek camp on the battleground at Troy, she goes from queen to captive, from free… Continue reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker