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  • A beautiful, believable re-telling

    This moving, beautifully written page-turner manages to make sense of this ancient story whilst keeping both the magical and human aspects fresh and vivid. Told,from the point of view of the women, particularly Ariadne, the author describes it as being essentially about sisterhood. Indeed, Ariadne’s younger sister Phaedra is also an important lens through which we understand events. It’s easy for us to identify with and understand their feelings and motivations. The male characters (powerful kings and gods) are not shown entirely unsympathetically either. Even when they are, we see the conditioning which has made them that way. At the end of the book, I felt both sad and satisfied.

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  • Ariadne

    I loved this story. Kev pre ordered the hard back this for me. It was the perfect follow on from Stephen Fry's Greek mythology trilogy. I really enjoyed the story. The atmosphere of the Greek Mythology history.

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  • Wonderful retelling.

    Wonderful retelling. Keep with the traditional story and the tradition of twerking and changing that the Greek and Roman writers had. A must have for those who study or enjoy mythology.

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  • Saint knows Greek mythology but...

    Jennifer Saint obviously has a huge knowledge of Greek mythology. Written from womens' points of view, the descriptions of motherhood are very moving and she also tackles the tricky subject of a mother rejecting her new born sensitively. Some women will enjoy this book but I found the repeated theme of the women being betrayed by the men, even the gods, predictable and the book became, for me, a bore.

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  • Quality

    A superb rendition of an ancient Greek tale but in modern language. It was gripping. I want more!

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