The New York Times–bestselling author of The King Must Die continues the story of the mythical Greek hero, Theseus, the founder of Athens.
In The Bull from the Sea, the story of Theseus resumes with the hero’s return from Knossos. In the wake of his father’s suicide, Athens is now Theseus’s to rule. With his close friend Pirithoos, Theseus sets out for the land of the Amazons, falling in love with their beautiful leader, Hippolyta. Her boldness and sense of honor match his own, but though they’re happy and bear a son, tragedy lies ahead. The Athenians mistrust the foreign Hippolyta, and Theseus is forced to marry Phaedra, his betrothed. War wracks the land, and brings with it death that will change the Athenian king forever. As the darkness gathers, a valiant hero’s life draws poignantly to a close.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.
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The bull from the sea was great!
Starting slow compared to the King Must Die by Renault, the sequel draws you into the mystery of Hippolyto and Phaedra. A great read for lovers of Greek mythology and history.