I have never cared for the Greek myths, but I found this story of the Greek goddess, Circe, completely captivating. I read it in three sittings.
Miller has brilliantly created a fantasy world for the Gods and she blends it seamlessly with the mortal world. Yet it is the character of Circe that really gives the book its depth.
Circe, the daughter of the sun-god Helios, develops a great affinity with mortals and this drives the plot, which moves along right to the end.
There is violence as you would expect from a Greek myth, however it doesn’t overwhelm the story and I think it will appeal to fantasy and general fiction readers alike.