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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.
I was disappointed in the novel by Mary Renault. Earlier books I have read of hers kept me turning the pages. I did not finish this one. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Katherine L. Triboli
This was supposed to be a new copy of this book; however, there is ink pen underlining on a couple of pages in the first chapter I was disappointed to be charged for a new book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by BobbyAnn
I normally love Mary Renault books, but this one left me slightly disappointed, maybe because one knows the story Theseus, but I didn't feel it was up to her other books'... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jacqueline E. Burt
One of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Some of the phrases will stay with me for the rest of my life. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys Greek Mythology.Published 2 months ago by Dani
Well written and surprisingly fresh perspective of the ancient times lives and religion. I was surprised at the intensity of the characters and the non stop action and dramaPublished 2 months ago by AmyCQ
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 2 months 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 2 months ago by GACarl
An interesting novel based on Greek myth. Made the myths much more relevant and interesting. Like Ms. Read morePublished 2 months 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 2 months ago by Buckshot