Young adult historical fantasy
Publisher: Arete Publishing
Publication date: Jan 15th, 2018
Zeus, Father of Gods and men, god of sky and thunder, the Cloud-gatherer, wielder of the mighty thunderbolt.
But once, long ago, Zeus was none of those things. He was a young man, blissfully ignorant of his destiny, content to walk the shores of Crete by day and sleep in a cave at night, watched over by his foster mother, the nymph, Almathea.
Aided by his cousins, the Titan Prometheus and beautiful Metis, Zeus learns that he is a wanted man and that his brothers and sisters are held captive. His father, the dread Titan King Cronus, wants him dead. Zeus has no choice but to end his isolation and embark on a quest to free his family before Cronus finds him.
Their journey will take them to the starlit heavens, the crushing depths of the oceans and to the darkest, bleakest pit of Tartarus itself.
There, Zeus will seek to fulfil a prophecy and commit an act condemned by both gods and men for all eternity:
To destroy his own father.
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 AP 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!"
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."
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."
Marianne de Pierres' escape club - Joelene reviews
"Full of adventure, love, loyalty and compassion this, finally, is the true story of the Minotaur."