From the author of The Door in the Mountain, this tale of ancient gods and mythic monsters is “a book of both horror and beauty” (Ilana C. Myer, author of Last Song Before Night).
The Princess Ariadne is scheming to bring her hated half brother Asterion to ultimate ruin. Asterion himself, part human, part bull, is grappling with madness and pain in the labyrinth that lies within a sacred mountain. And Chara, his childhood friend, is trying desperately to find him.
In a different prison, Icarus, the bird-boy who cannot fly, plans his escape with his father, Daedalus—and plots revenge upon the princess he once loved. All of their paths are about to come together at last, drawn by fire, hatred, love, and hope—and all of them will be changed.
From an author who has been nominated for Sunburst, Locus, and Aurora Awards and called “a formidable new talent”, this is a powerful fantasy set in the world of ancient Crete (SF Site).