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Circe and The Song of Achilles By Madeline Miller 2 Books Collection Set - Fiction - Paperback

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Step into the extraordinary worlds of ancient Greece with the mesmerising and captivating works of Madeline Miller, as she weaves enchanting tales of gods, heroes, and love in her brilliant novels, Circe and The Song of Achilles. Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey through myth and magic as you delve into these masterpieces that have captured the hearts of readers worldwide.

In Circe, Miller introduces us to a character shrouded in mystery and destined to become one of the most intriguing figures in Greek mythology. Circe, the sorceress of Aiaia, springs to life in this richly imagined tale. Miller's vivid prose brings forth the story of a woman scorned and overlooked, who discovers her powers and sets out on a path of self-discovery and empowerment.

Immerse yourself in the luscious landscapes of Aeaea, the island of Circe's exile, where mythical creatures roam and the ancient gods hold sway. Miller's exquisite attention to detail paints a picture so vivid, it feels as if you are breathing the salty air, hearing the rustle of leaves, and witnessing the magic unfold before your very eyes. Circe's journey will captivate you, as she encounters renowned figures like Daedalus, Odysseus, and Hermes, leaving an indelible mark on their lives and on her own destiny.

In The Song of Achilles, Miller takes us back to the Trojan War, an epic conflict that has resonated through the ages. But this time, she tells the story from a different perspective, that of Patroclus, the beloved companion of the great warrior Achilles. Through his eyes, we witness their fated meeting and the blossoming of a love that defies boundaries.

Miller's storytelling prowess shines through on every page, as she deftly intertwines romance, friendship, and the cost of heroism. You'll be swept away by the emotional depth of her characters, their vulnerabilities, and their unyielding devotion to one another. The ancient world comes alive through Miller's masterful prose, transporting you to the heart of the Trojan War, where the clash of swords and the clash of hearts intertwine in a tapestry of passion and tragedy.

Both Circe and The Song of Achilles are more than mere retellings of classic myths—they are reimaginations that breathe new life into timeless stories. Miller's deep understanding and love for Greek mythology are evident in every word, as she crafts narratives that honour tradition while adding her own unique twists. These novels are a testament to the power of storytelling and the enduring relevance of ancient tales.

Prepare to lose yourself in the intricate webs of fate, love, and power that Miller has skillfully spun. Her characters are complex and flawed, evoking empathy and resonating with our own human experiences. Whether you are a fan of Greek mythology or simply a lover of superbly crafted literature, Circe and The Song of Achilles will leave you spellbound.

Discover the transformative power of Miller's writing as she explores themes of identity, self-discovery, and the inherent struggles of being human. From the fierce determination of Circe to the tender vulnerability of Patroclus, these characters will stay with you long after you turn the final page. Miller's ability to breathe life into these mythological figures is a testament to her mastery as a storyteller.

With her elegant prose, lush descriptions, and profound exploration of universal themes, Madeline Miller has established herself as a modern literary titan. Circe and The Song of Achilles are not just novels; they are invitations to step into a world of beauty, passion, and wonder. Brace yourself for an adventure of the mind and soul as you immerse yourself in the magic and brilliance of Miller's exquisite storytelling. These books will capture your heart and ignite your imagination, ensuring that the tales of Circe and Achilles will echo through the ages.

About the Author: 

Madeline Miller is a contemporary American author who has gained critical acclaim and a devoted fan base for her reimagining and retelling of Greek mythology. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up with a passion for classical literature and mythology. Miller earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Classics from Brown University, where she studied the ancient Greek language and literature.

Before delving into the world of writing, Miller worked as a Latin and Greek teacher. Her deep understanding of ancient texts and her love for storytelling inspired her to bring these myths to life in a new and captivating way. Drawing from her extensive knowledge of Greek mythology and literature, she embarked on the ambitious task of retelling ancient tales with a modern sensibility.

In 2011, Miller published her debut novel, The Song of Achilles, which received widespread acclaim and garnered numerous awards, including the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. The novel tells the story of the legendary hero Achilles through the eyes of his companion and lover, Patroclus. Miller's masterful storytelling and lyrical prose captured the hearts of readers, breathing new life into this timeless tale of love and war.

Following the success of her debut, Miller continued to enchant readers with her second novel, Circe, published in 2018. This book delves into the life of Circe, a lesser-known figure from Greek mythology, exploring her transformation from a marginalized nymph into a powerful sorceress. Once again, Miller's skilful storytelling and ability to craft complex, relatable characters shone through, earning her critical acclaim and a dedicated following.

Miller's writing style is characterized by its poetic beauty, meticulous research, and deep emotional resonance. She effortlessly weaves together ancient mythology with contemporary themes, exploring universal human experiences such as love, identity, and the search for meaning. Her works offer a fresh perspective on well-known myths, allowing readers to see these legendary figures in a new light and connect with them on a deeper level.

Titles in this set:

  1. The Song of Achilles
  2. Circe

Description from the Publisher:

The Song of Achilles

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. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.


In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.

So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.


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