The King Must Die

The King Must Die

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qTheseus, the boy-king of Eleuisis, is ritually preordained to die after one year of his marriage to the sacred Queen, but he defies the God's decree and claims his inheritance - the throne of Athens. His friends are the young men and maidens, slaves of the Gods, chosen for death in the Bull Dance. His fabled enemy is the monstrous, half-man, half-bull, Minotaur, devourer of sacrificial human flesh. In her classic re-creation of a myth so powerful that its impact has survived down the centuries, Mary Renault has brought to life the world of ancient Greece. For here is the true Atlantis legend, with its culmination in the terrible, fateful destruction of the great Labyrinth, the palace of the house of Minos.qBringing Greek mythology to life this book and its sequel, The Bull from the Sea, tell of the amazing adventures of Theseus, famous for slaying the Minotaur, defeating the Amazons and rescuing Persephone from the underworld.

Title:The King Must Die
Author:Mary Renault
Publisher:Random House - 2004


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