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I first read this book about 30 years ago and I have reread it several times since then.
Renault has a unique talant for looking at the myths and beliefs of ancient greece and revealing the facts behind them.
Ms Renault's use of language is masterful and her characterization of Theseus is completely believable.
This is well researched tale. True detail tends to bog down the pace, but kept my attention he ENTIRE time. It brought back memories of a visit to Crete many years. ago.Published 7 days ago by None
I had heard of Mary Renault, but never read any of her books. This one came up on sale, and I absolutely loved it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by jvar1969
A classic. Mary Renault's writing remains a pleasure to read, after almost 60 years, I read this as a teenager, and 40 some years later I enjoyed it as much as the first time. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Teresa E.
I thought I had a defective copy , that is how bad the so called abridgment is! It does the work no justice and I don't for the life of me understand why entire sections would be... Read morePublished 15 days ago by T. Lane
***** Interestng tale with depth in its story line. Plenty of suspense and drama to keep the reader turning the next page. EnjoyPublished 18 days ago by Susan Treb
This novel breathes life into the myth. Very compelling and gripping. It will stay with me for a long time.Published 19 days ago by Justin Lindsay
Definitely NOT light reading but offers new 'looks' into historical figures.Published 20 days ago by tc