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The king must die: A Novel

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In this ambitious, ingenious narrative, celebrated historical novelist Mary Renault take legendary hero Theseus and spins his myth into a fast-paced and exciting story. Renault starts with Theseus' early years, showing how the mystery of his father's identity and his small stature breed the insecurities that spur his youthful hijinx. As he moves on to Eleusis, Athens, and Crete, his playfulness and fondness for pranks matures into the courage to attempt singular heroic feats, the gallantry and leadership he was known for on the battlefield, and the bold-hearted ingenuity he shows in navigating the labyrinth and slaying the Minotaur. In what is perhaps the most inventive of all her novels of Ancient Greece, Renault casts Theseus in a surprisingly original pose; she teases the flawed human out of the bronze hero, and draws the plausible out of the fantastic.
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Grouped Work ID 91f07054-55e3-0bdc-4105-a7d408756c2e
full_title king must die
author renault mary
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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author Renault, Mary.
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display_description The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick. The core of the story is Theseus' Cretan adventure. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. A historical adventure story based on the legend of Theseus. Followed by The Bull from the Sea (1962). Also use: The Mask of Apollo (1988).
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publishDate 1988, 2013
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subject_facet Electronic books, Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Theseus, -- King of Athens -- Fiction
title_display The king must die
title_full The King Must Die : A Novel [electronic resource] Renault, Mary., The king must die / Mary Renault
title_short The king must die
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Electronic books, Theseus