Mythology genre books (4)


1.

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić EN

Rating: 3.6     9 Votes
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
Description:
"Baba Yaga Laid an Egg takes a traditional myth and spins it afresh. The result is an extraordinary meditation on femininity, aging, identity, secrets and love." -- taken from jacket front flap.
Recommended: 27 Sep 2022

2.

The Iliad by Homer EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek ships decay, men languish, exhausted, and behind the walls of Troy a desperate people await the next turn of fate. This is the Iliad: an ancient story of enduring power; magnetic characters defined by stirring and momentous speeches; a panorama of human lives locked in a heroic struggle beneath a mischievous or indifferent heaven. Above all, this is a tale of the... continue
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

3.

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov EN

Rating: 1     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.
Recommended: 25 Jul 2022

4.

The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec EN

Rating: 4.6     5 Votes
Description:
Angrboda's story begins where most witch's tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to give him knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into a remote forest. There she is found by a man Loki, and her initial distrust grows into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who she is keen to raise at the hidden from Odin's all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life - and possibly all of existence - is in danger.


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