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Greta Buckle masterfully balances the themes of adventure and romance, selflessness and self worth, and prophecies vs reality. Congrats Ms. Buckle on a beautifully woven tale. You will always have a place on my bookshelf!
"Today, this moment would burn a hole in her heart, leaving her a blessed memory for when she was old and alone."
I really like Greek mythology so retellings appeal to me, which is why I was excited to read this book. But, I didn't like how the book was a conglomeration of several myths. I think it should have just stuck with the myth of Theseus and Ariadne. Instead, we had that myth mixed with Midas, Hercules, Amazons, a bit a back story for the Trojan war, and a sprinkle of the Perseus myth. It was just too much at once. This book would have been completely excellent if it had stuck to a single myth. And, I'm pretty sure Theseus was the son of Poseidon, so I would have seen that at least mentioned, if not extensively incorporated. It's a pretty big part of the myth.
My other major issue is that the language was far too modern. Considering that this was set in Ancient Greece, I think that language should have been reflective of that. There were too many modern slang terms and teenage speak that didn't fit into the setting.
Now to the better parts.
Theseus was a great hero. Most of the book was from his perspective, so he was the main protagonist. He truly earned the term "hero." He was brave, strong, and determined to do what was right. Not to mention how handsome he was.
Ari was okay, though not as great as Theseus. She was described as strong, but I would have liked to have seen more of that. Most of the book was of her getting into danger and Theseus having to save her. She was fine, but by no means a great heroine.
The plot was fast paced. There was constant action to keep things thrilling. The ending was left a little open, so I'm wondering if there will be a sequel. But, if not, it tied everything up well with happily ever after.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review