Hades' Daughter

Hades' Daughter

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The Troy Game, Book I
Hades' Daughter

Ancient Greece is a place where mortals are the playthings of the godsâe"but at the core of each mortal city-state is a Labyrinth, where the mortals can shape the heavens to their own design.

When Theseus comes away from the Labyrinth with the prize of freedom and his beloved Ariadne, the Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seems assured. But she bears him only a daughterâe"and when he casts her aside for this, the world seems to change. From that day forward, the Labyrinths decay, and power fades from the city-states.

A hundred years pass, Troy falls, the Trojans scatter. Then Brutus, the warrior-king of Troy, receives a vision of distant shores where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom. He will move heaven and earth to reach his destiny. But in the mists is a woman of power, a descendent of Ariadne, who has her own reasons for luring Brutus to this lush land. Her heart is filled with a generations-old hatred, and her vengeance on him will not be thwarted.

If Brutus makes the journey successfully, it will be the next step in the Game of the Labyrinth, and the beginning of a complicated contest of wills that will last for centuries...

Publisher: New York : Tor Book, 2003
ISBN: 9780765344427
0765344424
9780765305404
0765305402
Branch Call Number: DOUG
Characteristics: 592 p

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Justina Tzou
Jun 03, 2010

This book is a little hard to get into, even for me, someone who basically loves any book to do with Greek myths. To be fair, only its premise is based on Greek mythology -- the leaving of Ariadne by Theseus.

It gets interesting though, after a fashion. You just have to get used to the multitude of names being thrown at you, and the insertion of "future" chapters and first-person chapters by Cornelia.

All in all, I'd give this book a chance. Just remember, it does *get* good.

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