About Calliope

Calliope was one of the nine Muses in Greek mythology. She was considered the muse of epic poetry, heroic poetry and eloquence. In art and literature, Calliope was often depicted as a regal and graceful figure, inspiring poets and artists to create epic works of art and literature. Her influence was believed to be particularly strong among those who wrote epic poetry, such as Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. In ancient Greece, epic poetry was often performed in public gatherings, such as festivals or competitions, where it was judged and critiqued by the audience. 


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R. F. Kuang – The Poppy War

The Poppy War is set in the Nikara empire shortly after the second poppy war with the island federation of Mugen. It tells the story of Fang Runin, a war orphan living in the southern Rooster Province. We learn that her childhood isn’t a particularly happy one as she has to slave away in a…
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R.F. Kuang – The Dragon Republic 

The story takes off right after the destruction of Mugen. The Cike are in the employ of Moag the pirate queen. Tasked with the assassination of high placed government officials, Rin takes her first swing at leadership as the new commander of the Cike. Once every official is crossed off of Moags hit list, she…
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Patrick Rothfuss – The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind is the first installment of the Kingkiller Chronicle, a trilogy concerning the main character Kvothe, his quest for revenge and his struggles along the way. The novel is written as a story-within-a-story in which Kvothe narrates his autobiography to Chronicler, a legendary scribe. The reader does not only follow Kvothe’s…
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