Stone Blind

Stone Blind

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 08/06/2023
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Stone Blind
A must-read for Greek mythology lovers!
I've loved everything Haynes has ever written and this is no exception! A beautiful retelling of Medusa's story interwoven with stories adjacent to hers. G... READ MORE
Katrine Solvaag
Stone Blind
Her most fun book yet
A really enjoyable retelling full of gods being petty and childish.
David Wright

Synopsis

'So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our teeth, our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.' Medusa is the only mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her sisters, she quickly realizes that she is the only one who gets older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know. When, in Athene's temple, desire pushes Poseidon to commit the unforgivable, Medusa's mortal life is changed forever. Athene, furious at the sacrilege committed, directs her revenge on Medusa. The punishment is that she is turned into a Gorgon: sharp teeth, snakes for hair, and a gaze that will turn any living creature to stone. Appalled by her own reflection, Medusa can no longer look upon anything she loves without destroying it. She condemns herself to a life of solitude in the shadows to limit her murderous range. That is, until Perseus embarks upon a fateful quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon... This is the story of how a young woman became a monster. And how she was never really a monster at all.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529061512
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 29 mm

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Stone Blind
Tragic, powerful, witty and captivating
A truely refreshing feminist retelling of the classic myth. This book explored themes of abuse, healing, sister hood and revenge. It makes a powerful imp... READ MORE
Megan Reed
Stone Blind
Amazingly well written
Not my usual genre but absolutely love this book. A retelling of the story of medusa. Couldn't put it down. Well paced and easy to follow. I will be readin... READ MORE
Looby Lou