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Frustratingly, this slows the story's pace, which is unfortunate since it is otherwise very good at drawing in the reader's attention.
Renault's retelling of the Theseus and the Minotaur story brings the characters and the times vividly to life, making the labyrinth believable and the tragedy real.
Renault fleshes out Theseus in this book and gives the reader a long look at ancient Greece including reason to question how much of the story is myth.
A remarkable story, written in a sophisticated, expansive, historically intuitive style. For history buffs, history professors, history students, and individuals with a taste for... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Tao templar
This is a good arrangement of the legend of Theseus, well told, easily understood, and it keeps your attention. Read morePublished 7 days ago by GACarl
An interesting novel based on Greek myth. Made the myths much more relevant and interesting. Like Ms. Read morePublished 9 days ago by JWW
I read this in highschool, when it first came out, and decided to try her again. The book is good, but she is more preachy than I remember, but I may read the next one (I read... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Buckshot
This book is one of my favorite books in a lifetime of reading excellent works. I discovered it as a teen, and unlike many of the teen reviewers here, I found it fascinating and... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Francesca
I am a fan of Greek mythology, love it. Mary Renault manages to create believable characters out of Greek Mythology, adapting the the characters and events to make them less... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Eugene F. Kriegsmann
Renault fleshes out Theseus in this book and gives the reader a long look at ancient Greece including reason to question how much of the story is myth.Published 23 days ago by Mr. Paully
Great classic novel. Well written and very entertaining interpretation of ancient stories.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Based on historic research, this book gives a wonderful view of early life in the Athens and Cyprus area of the world. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Bydnmytime