Natalie Haynes – Stone Blind

Sunday, 7pm

Natalie Haynes – Stone Blind

‘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 realise 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 wherever 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…

Join New York Times bestselling author, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes as she brings us into the world of gods, heroes and monsters, via her dazzling novel Stone Blind. Prepare to have your perspective shifted on a story you think you know.

Haynes is a rock-star mythologist — Washington Post

“Haynes is [a] master of her trade . . . She succeeds in breathing warm life into some of our oldest stories ― Telegraph

You find a selection of Natalie’s books here.