Day of the Minotaur has 59 ratings. As of December , 59 people in the entire world have read this book and taken the time to rate it. The novel itself is a fine little adventure story.
No epic quests or complicated intrigue. Instead, you get basic characters with basic motives. The story itself is incredibly simple. An army of Greeks, lead by the legendary Ajax, invades the island of Crete. A Cretan prince and princeess, both teens, escape into a nearby magical forest. Once there, they befriend a number of magical beasts, including the titular minotaur.
The plucky Cretan teens find out that their mother was a Dryad of the forest, making them part-beasts themselves. The Greeks eventually invade the forest, but our cast of magical characters drive them out using cunning and guile. At the end, the minotaur determines that beasts have no more place in the world of man, and sets out for a mythical island in the west. But the two Cretan teens end up going with him, and a romance develops between our narrator minotaur and the princess Thea.
The end. The biggest problem I had was the sexual attention some of the characters aimed towards the sixteen year old Thea. But, I guess women married pretty young in ancient times, so this was more appropriate given the era. Ultimately, I can sort of understand why Day of the Minotaur has drifted into obscurity. The plot is mostly forgettable, although the characters are likable enough. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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Day of the Minotaur book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Lost MonstersThea watched their torch-bearing captors recede. In DAY OF THE MINOTAUR, modern readers at last have an opportunity to rediscover the imaginative genius of Thomas Burnett Swann, a writer whose works.
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