Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon

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"This retelling of the myth of the Minotaur is deft, dark, and enthralling." - School Library Journal

Fifteen-year-old Ariadne of Krete is the daughter of the high priestess of the moon. Isolated and lonely, she finds companionship only with her beloved handicapped brother, Asterion, who is held captive below the palace for his own safety. When a ship arrives from Athens, Ariadne meets Theseus, the handsome son of the king. Ariadne is drawn to him, and they form a friendship. But Theseus is doomed to die as an offering to the Minotaur, the monster beneath the palace--unless he can killthe beast first. That monster? Ariadne's brother. A wonderfully rich coming-of-age story.

Publisher: Boston : Harcourt, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780547851648
9780547581323
Branch Call Number: Teen fiction B PBK
TEEN BAR
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,22 cm

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Ariadne of Krete is the daughter of the high priestess of the moon. Isolated and lonely, she finds companionship only with her beloved handicapped brother, Asterion, who is held captive below the palace for his own, and everyone else's, safety.

Ariadne of Krete is the daughter of the high priestess of the moon. Isolated and lonely, she finds companionship only with her beloved handicapped brother, Asterion, who is held captive below the palace for his own, and everyone else's, safety.


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tuesdayswithlori Apr 29, 2013

I really wanted to like this book because I like myth and this myth is not one that has been updated much. However, I felt the the characters were under-developed and after a few chapters, I just did not care much what happened to them. I liked what the author did with the minotaur, but I have seen this before in the film Beowulf. Overall, it was uneven. The point of view changed and while I typically am not bothered by this (it can be fun because the reader gets in the head of more than just one character), this one was confusing and did nothing to develop an emotional connection.

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