So when a ship arrives one spring day, bearing a tribute of slaves from Athens, Ariadne sneaks out to meet it. These newcomers don’t know the ways of Krete; perhaps they won’t be afraid of a girl who will someday be a powerful goddess. And indeed she meets Theseus, the son of the king of Athens. Ariadne finds herself drawn to the newcomer, and soon they form a friendship—one that could perhaps become something more.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at BreakingTheSpine on the books we cannot wait to read as soon as they come out. Check out her site to join in on the fun!
Title: Dark of the Moon
Author: Tracy Barrett
Summary: (goodreads) Ariadne is destined to become a goddess of the moon. She leads a lonely life, filled with hours of rigorous training by stern priestesses. Her former friends no longer dare to look at her, much less speak to her. All that she has left are her mother and her beloved, misshapen brother Asterion, who must be held captive below the palace for his own safety.
Yet Theseus is doomed to die as an offering to the Minotaur, that monster beneath the palace—unless he can kill the beast first. And that "monster" is Ariadne’s brother . . .
My Thoughts: Yay! Finally a book-related post for you guys! I am also going to be holding a contest really soon so stay tuned to that. And endlessly surfing AMAZON is how I came upon this book and many, many others to put on my wishlist.
I went through a huge mythology obsession awhile ago (don't we all?) so this book sounds amazing in the regard that it is a new spin on a very old story. The story of the minotaur is probably one of the most fascinating for me and I'm very excited to see how the author resolves such a difficult conflict in the end since loyalty can rip a person apart. The whole goddess thing sounds like lots of fun as well. And that cover is really cool too!
What are YOU waiting for?