Darkstars Fantasy News

6. Januar 2018

Madeline Miller schreibt über Circe

Category: News – Darkstar – 18:00

CirceVon Madeline Millers Adaption der Sagen um den griechischen Helden Achilles (und seines Geliebten Patroklos) war ich seinerzeit ziemlich begeistert. Gern hätte ich von Miller mehr Lesestoff zur Hand gehabt, aber bis auf eine Kurzgeschichte gab es bisher nichts.

Anfang 2018 soll sich das aber ändern, denn dann erscheint CIRCE – ein neuer, großer Roman über die berühmteste Zauberin der Antike. Ich bin schon ganz hibbelig. Zumal Circe für mich zu den faszinierendsten mythologischen Figuren überhaupt zählt.

Der Verlag über das Buch:

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.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.

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Das Buch erscheint im Hardcover und als ebook.

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