There have always been empowered women but the bards failed to sing of them. Madeline Miller has rectified that fact by telling the story of Circe, a supposedly minor God and figure in Greek mythology. Circe is the strong female heroine that we all need. Her mistakes are legion but she does what she can out of love and discovers that she is not a coward and will always fight for what she believes in. Madeline continues with her tales from the Odyssey bringing a strong woman to life with a strong cast of supporting Titans, Greek Gods and heroes.