This novel fictionally expands on a Greek mythological female who was a skillful witch, so good that she turned her rival into a monster with numerous heads! Circe’s green- eyed action provoked the wrath of the Gods and she is banished forever to life alone on a deserted island. It’s a pretty grim fate, but anyone who was forced to read Greek mythology probably recalls it is tragically depressing.
I didn’t enjoy reading Homer in high school and that sentiment remains. I did enjoy Circe’s reaction to unwelcome men who arrived unexpectedly in boats. When they acted badly, she turned them into pigs! Kudos Circe!
The writing of this novel deserves a nod, however, this reader doesn’t recommend it.