Ariadne

May 4, 2021
Ariadne

A mesmerising retelling of the ancient Greek myth ofTheseus and the Minotaur. Perfect for fans of Circe, ASong of Achilles, and The Silence of theGirls.As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos,Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing thehoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinthbeneath the palace. The Minotaur—Minos's greatest shame andAriadne's brother—demands blood every year.When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete as a sacrificeto the beast, Ariadne falls in love with him. But helpingTheseus kill the monster means betraying her family and country,and Ariadne knows only too well that in a world ruled bymercurial gods—drawing their attention can cost you everything.In a world where women are nothing more than the pawns ofpowerful men, will Ariadne's decision to betray Crete forTheseus ensure her happy ending? Or will she find herselfsacrificed for her lover's ambition?Ariadne gives a voice to the forgotten women of one ofthe most famous Greek myths, and speaks to their strength in theface of angry, petulant Gods. Beautifully written and completelyimmersive, this is an exceptional debut novel.