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The King Must Die: A Novel

The King Must Die - Mary Renault Great retelling of the classic myth about how Theseus defeats the Minotaur on the island of Crete. I really enjoyed how the author weaves this story, but maybe it is because I really like fantasy, I was disappointed in how she rationalized some of the magical elements of the story. Instead of the minotaur being a half-man/half-bull creature that came from an illicit affair between the Queen of Crete and a white bull, Renault replaces the beast with a prince who is completely human, just large and hairy. But it is a great book if you want to familiarize yourself with some of the customs of Ancient Greece.