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Mythology Books Ultimate List
By Neil Gaiman
In Neil Gaiman’s mesmerizing novel, American Gods, ex-convict Shadow Moon is unexpectedly thrown into a hidden world of gods and mythical beings. As he travels the country with the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, Shadow discovers the power of belief and the ongoing battle between the ancient gods of mythology and the modern deities of technology. Unearth the magic, mystery, and rich storytelling of this compelling, genre-defying journey.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
By Rick Riordan
Embark on a thrilling quest with Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old boy with a big secret—he’s a demigod. After discovering his true heritage, Percy enters a world of Greek gods, monsters, and adventure at Camp Half-Blood. Racing against time, he must prevent a devastating war among the gods and find the lightning thief to clear his name. It’s a captivating tale of self-discovery, friendship, and mythological wonder that will leave you breathless.
The Song of Achilles
By Madeline Miller
Discover the untold love story of Achilles and Patroclus in Madeline Miller’s captivating novel, The Song of Achilles. Brimming with passion, loyalty, and tragedy, this reimagined tale of the Trojan War transports you into a world where fate binds two souls together, ultimately testing the strength of their bond. With lyrical prose and unforgettable characters, Miller weaves a spellbinding narrative that will leave you breathless.
By Madeline Miller
In Circe, Madeline Miller reimagines the life of the enchantress from Greek mythology. Banished to a deserted island, Circe confronts gods and monsters, honing her witchcraft and grappling with her humanity. This spellbinding tale of family drama, love, and transformation explores the power of a woman’s resilience, defying expectations and forging her own path. A captivating, empowering read that will linger in your thoughts long after the final page.
The Mists of Avalon
By Marion Zimmer Bradley
Dive into the mystical world of Arthurian legend with The Mists of Avalon. Through the eyes of powerful women—Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and Viviane—we experience the enchanting Isle of Avalon, the heart-wrenching battles, and the captivating love stories. This magical retelling shatters the traditional narrative, giving voice to the fierce women at the core of the saga. A timeless tale of courage, power, and sisterhood.
By Susanna Clarke
In the enchanting halls of a labyrinthine house, Piranesi leads a solitary life amid statues and ocean tides. His days are filled with exploration and meticulous recording of the house’s mysteries. But when cryptic messages appear, Piranesi’s tranquil existence is disrupted, leading him to uncover hidden truths that challenge his understanding of reality. Susanna Clarke’s mesmerizing novel, Piranesi, invites you on a spellbinding journey of discovery, beauty, and wonder.
Gods of Jade and Shadow
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Silvia Moreno-Garcia deftly reimagines Mayan mythology, shining a light on an unlikely heroine amidst celestial discord. Experience this riveting journey through the eyes of a humble housemaid, a duplicitous deity, and the spirit of death himself, as they navigate love, fate, and the perilous repercussions of a divine feud. Charged with emotion and eloquently composed, this book will captivate readers seeking a fresh take on one of Mesoamerica’s most intriguing mythologies.
The Witch’s Heart
By Genevieve Gornichec
Escape into the spellbinding world of The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec. Follow Angrboda, a banished Norse witch, as she falls for trickster god Loki and births three infamous children. Through love, loss, and resilience, Angrboda’s heart bears witness to the power of myth and the unbreakable bond of family. This captivating tale weaves together fate, magic, and the enduring strength of women.
By Jennifer Saint
Discover the untold story of Ariadne, the forgotten heroine of Greek mythology. As the daughter of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne’s life takes a turn when she helps the Athenian hero Theseus slay the Minotaur. Betrayed and abandoned, Ariadne finds new strength in sisterhood and love. Jennifer Saint weaves a captivating tale of empowerment, defying expectations, and finding one’s destiny amidst the chaos of a world dominated by gods and men.
By Alexandra Bracken
In Lore, Alexandra Bracken weaves an exhilarating tale of gods, power, and revenge. Every seven years, the Agon forces gods to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by descendants of ancient bloodlines. Lore has left this brutal world behind, but when a childhood friend reappears with a wounded goddess, she’s drawn back in. Faced with an alliance that could change everything, Lore must decide between vengeance or embracing a new destiny.