Young adult historical fantasy
Original Publisher: Month9books
Publication date: September 29th, 2015
“Where shall I start?” asked Minotaur. Ovid made an expansive gesture with both hands. “Where else but the beginning of course.”
Minotaur nodded his huge head. “Yes,” he said. “Yes,” his eyes already glazing over with the weight of thousand year old memories. And then he began.
So begins the story of Asterion, later known as Minotaur, the supposed half bull creature of Greek legend. Recorded by the famous Roman poet, Ovid, Asterion tells of his boyhood in Crete under the cruel hand of his stepfather Minos, his adventures with his friend, Theseus, and his growing love for the beautiful Phaedra. And of course what really happened in the labyrinth.
This is the true story of the Minotaur.
School Library Journal
"Asterian's tale will captivate readers. VERDICT Lovers of mythology will enjoy this coming-of-age adventure and be surprised by the believable, "true story" of the Minotaur".
- Cathleen Ash, Manor High School Library, TX.
Rachael Craw - author
"It poked at all my buttons, offending my sense of justice, making me turn pages hungry for Asterion's vindication and freedom. It was a pleasure to read."
The A P Book Club
"This book is just incredibly well written, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to read a YA take on the story of the Minotaur. It's engaging, exciting, and will leave you wanting more!"
"If you enjoy Greek mythology or alternate histories, or you just want an enjoyable read, you’ll definitely want to check out this nifty novel."
Karen Lee Hallam
"I wasn’t expecting to be swept away, but I was, into the port of Iraklion, Knossos, the once glorious capital of Crete... MINOTAUR is such a well-written, entertaining story, and could very well be, the true tale of the Minotaur. A great YA read!"
The Broke and the Bookish
"The was a very thought-provoking read and I absolutely adore mythology, so basically the author wrote this for me. :)"
DC Grant - author
"...I thoroughly enjoyed it...you again have captured another tortured soul...it's a great story."
Cloud Nine Girl
"If you want a vivid book where you find yourself thinking about the endearing characters and relationships, where scenes and thoughts from the story slip into your dreams at night, then you’ll love this book just like I did."
San Francisco Book Review
"Minotaur is a fabulous story which engulfs the reader, wraps them in the old myths and strips it bare, re-wrapping them in a new story..."
Book Lover's Life
"In all, I was swept away on an amazing journey to ancient Greece, I was engrossed in the stupendous world this author created and simply adored this book. I can't recommend it enough so all I'll say is go buy it!!! You won't regret it."
Marianne de Pierres' escape club - Joelene reviews
"Full of adventure, love, loyalty and compassion this, finally, is the true story of the Minotaur."
YA Chit Chat
"This story is so compelling, so heartbreaking, so different than anything you’ve ever read about the Minotaur."
Catherine Mayo - author
"...the whole story is beautifully written and conceived."
Mama reads Hazel sleeps
"...there were many instances where I felt what I was reading to be so real as to cause me to get online and look up possible conspiracy theories."
"...a good, surprising tale... I would recommend this book to readers of the Hunger Games and The Maze Runner."
"Wait until a weekend to start, since you’ll stay up all night to finish it!...If you love mythology, you will love this book."
Shelia Deeth - author
"... the reader is gripped from beginning to end, eager to know more and totally absorbed in fascinating detail and delight. In our modern world, where “Truth often suffers for the sake of entertainment,” this truly entertaining novel might be wisely thought-provoking too. It’s highly recommended."