The Mediterranean, 13th Century BC. A ship travels from Athens to Knossos, carrying Prince Theseus and a group of soldiers who are destined to enter the Labyrinth to fight the brutal, ruthless Minotaur in a tournament to the death. They encounter a ...
young man adrift in the sea and haul him aboard. He claims he is Icarus, son of Daedalus, who has fled Knossos, using a flying machine developed by him and his father. Icarus warns them of a terrifying plot by Knossos to poison Athens's water supply to annihilate the city's population so Knossos can invade with little or no resistance. Sceptical about the man's identity and his story, the soldiers must ultimately decide if they believe him and if so, how they can defeat the Minotaur and prevent the attack on their home city. The ancient Greek myths of Daedalus & Icarus and the Labyrinth have been told for many centuries but this pulsating adventure novel, overflowing with incident, unearths the incredible story behind those myths. Covering themes of military ambition, genocide and intrigue that are still relevant today, it is a powerful work of contemporary fiction that happens to be set in the past.
Number of pages: 336
Date of publication: 26/01/2012
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