Shaman’s Crossing – Robin Hobb

Shaman's Crossing - Robin Hobb
Shaman’s Crossing – Robin Hobb

Took a while to get going, but as one of the reviews I read when I was considering putting this first instalment of the Soldier’s Son trilogy aside advised, it really does get going once our hero gets to Military College.

A very masculine novel on the surface, but as Nevare Burvelle grows up it’s amusing to see him slowly start to realise that women do politics, have ambitions and lead too.

Publisher page: Shaman’s Crossing – Robin Hobb

Circe – Madeline Miller

Circe - Madeline Miller
Circe – Madeline Miller

Titan goddess, Daughter of Helios, Unloved child, Witch, Lover of Odysseus, all I knew of Circe was that she turned Odysseus’ sailors into pigs….

In her marvellous retelling of this Greek Myth, Madeline Miller places the focus firmly on Circe – a goddess with more than the touch of the mortal about her than usual.

Author page: Circe – Madeline Miller