'Medea' was an immense adventure! It has been a while since I picked up a lengthy book, and again this was an overdue novel to delve into. Such is the story of my reading life lately.
Really enjoyed Medea's character. She was a great contradiction from page to page. Strong but made weak by custom and her embittered teacher, and it was very clear that she had so much more potential and strength than she allowed herself. A consequence of the times she was born into. Yet she has power in her own rights, which becomes of great use to Jason and the Argonauts as they come to take the Golden Fleece.
Jason and his Argonauts all have their own storylines running, and as much as one may think that it would be disjointed, the author was very good at connecting these characters in the book. As much as I was intrigued by Medea's storyline, I did not mind the interruption to explore Jason and his companion's, Nauplios, stories and how they got together with the Argonauts on their quest which then crosses paths with Medea.
Filled to the brim with adventure quests, heroes and mysticism, it enthralled me from the very first chapter. It is violent, adventurous and incredibly sad as well, with many elements that would make one an epic story. I am NOT familiar with the story of Medea in history, so I read this book for what it was worth, as a fictional story. And I thoroughly enjoyed it, and look forward to reading more by this author.
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Many thanks to Netgalley, Authors and Publishers for making copies available for review. No compensation was accepted and my opinions are 100% my own.