Happy Publication Day to Medusa’s Sisters by Lauren J.A. Bear!!
I haven’t heard much about Medusa’s sisters, Stheno and Euryale, so i’m quite curious about the author’s reimagining of the three sisters! I’m excited to read this book.
Published by: Ace
Publication date: August 8, 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Retelling,
A vivid and moving reimagining of the myth of Medusa and the sisters who loved her.
The end of the story is only the beginning…
Even before they were transformed into Gorgons, Medusa and her sisters, Stheno and Euryale, were unique among immortals. Curious about mortals and their lives, Medusa and her sisters entered the human world in search of a place to belong, yet quickly found themselves at the perilous center of a dangerous Olympian rivalry and learned—too late—that a god’s love is a violent one.
Forgotten by history and diminished by poets, the other two Gorgons have never been more than horrifying hags, damned and doomed. But they were sisters first, and their journey from sea-born origins to the outskirts of the Parthenon is a journey that rests, hidden, underneath their scales.
Monsters, but not monstrous, Stheno and Euryale will step into the light for the first time to tell the story of how all three sisters lived and were changed by each other, as they struggle against the inherent conflict between sisterhood and individuality, myth and truth, vengeance and peace.
*Content Warning: Medusa’s Sisters includes sensitive subject matter including sexual abuse.
Disclaimer: Huge thanks to Penguin Random House for hosting the blog tour.