Dancing Shadows and Firelight
By Madeline Miller
Madeline Miller’s 2018 Circe is a retelling of Greek myth.
Titan Helios is a god; his wife Perse is a naiad, a water nymph. Their daughter Circe is immortal but otherwise unremarkable for beauty or supernatural powers. Her parents don’t see much hope that she will make a good marriage. Her father prophesies that she will have settle for a mere mortal.
But there is more to Circe than the gods first perceive.