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The King Must Die by Mary Renault
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Oct 24, 2011

really liked it
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Read on October 24, 2011

I have finished the entire book and I thought it was really quite interesting and good. In the ending Theseus after being warned by Poseidon that a huge earthquake was coming,he got the bull-dancers armed and ready to charge out. In the process only one-bull dancer was killed and Theseus was able to kill the dreaded Minotaur.He was able to escape off of Crete safe and sound with Ariadne (his future wife). When he stops at an island the god Dionysus demands Ariadne so he leaves her there with an empty heart. He goes home to Athens and debates whether to put up white sails. He feels called to not do that and in doing so his father King Aegis thought he was dead and jumped into the sea. He grows up to curse his own son and lose his kingdom.

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message 2: by Susan (new)

Susan It sounds good-thanks for the review. I have a harder time connecting with this kind of fiction, so I'm glad you can!

Sabrina Ly Thanks for suggesting it. It was really good. :)

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