Stone Blind by @officialnhaynes

‘So, to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.’

Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realize that she is the only one who experiences change, the only one who can be hurt. And her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know.

When the sea god Poseidon commits an unforgivable act in the temple of Athene, the goddess takes her revenge where she can – and Medusa is changed forever. Writhing snakes replace her hair, and her gaze now turns any living creature to stone. The power cannot be controlled: Medusa can look at nothing without destroying it. She is condemned to a life of shadows and darkness.

Until Perseus embarks upon a quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon . . .


I see you.



(@MantleBooks, 15 September 2022, e-book, 379 pages, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via) @BorrowBox)




I loved Stone Blind. I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology and retelling’s so pretty much expected to love this. I was not disappointed. Medusa’s story is a familiar one and I even did a project and essay about the origins and treatment of the myth for my degree. So I know Medusa. I liked the fact the book has multiple narrators including Medusa, various mythological characters and Medusa’s severed head which gives you sometimes vasty different impressions of the same events. Perseus doesn’t come off well in this book, let me tell you. This is fun, entertaining read. I loved it. I didn’t want the book to end.


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