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The King Must Die Theseus, The Boy King Of Eleuisis, Is Ritually Preordained To Die After One Year Of Marriage To The Sacred Queen, But He Defies The Gods Decree And Claims His Inheritance The Throne Of Athens His Friends Are The Young Men And Maidens, Slaves Of The Gods, Chosen For Death In The Bull Dance His Fabled Enemy Is The Monstrous, Half Man, Half Bull, Minotaur, Devourer Of Sacrificial Human Flesh In Her Classic Re Creation Of A Myth So Powerful That Its Impact Has Survived Down The Centuries, Mary Renault Has Brought To Life The World Of Ancient Greece For Here Is The True Atlantis Legend, With Its Culmination In The Terrible, Fateful Destruction Of The Great Labyrinth, The Palace Of The House Of Minos.


10 thoughts on “The King Must Die

  1. says:

    I just wanted to make one thing clear Theseus is being hailed as a hero and a stand up guy He is neither This douche seduced Ariadne, promised her marriage, and then abandoned her on the island of Naxos He literally ditched her on an uninhabited island and sailed away Without her, he would never have defeated Minotaur According to some versions of the story, she was rescued by the Greek God Dionysus They fell in love and lived happily ever after So there s a silver lining to the whole fi I just wanted to make one thing clear Theseus is being hailed as a hero and a stand up guy He is neither This douche seduced Ariadne, promised her marriage, and then abandoned her on the island of Naxos He literally ditched her on an uninhab...


  2. says:

    The past, they say, is a foreign country One might even go so far as to say that it is another world full of strange wonders and people who both fascinate and repel I imagine that is why history so intrigues me and I definitely approach the subject with a heaping portion of romance as I in no way attempt to diminish the veneer and lustre which the intervening ages bring to previous eras Despite this fascination I generally find myself of two minds when it comes to historical fiction While th The past, they say, is a foreign country One might even go so far as to say that it is another world full of strange wonders and people who both fascinate and repel I imagine that is why history so intrigues me and I definitely approach the subject with a heaping portion of romance as I in no way attempt to diminish the veneer and lustre which the intervening ages bring to previous eras Despite this fascination I generally find myself of two minds when it comes to historical fiction While the subject matter fascinates me and the promise of even vicariously visiting that foreign country, the past, is a...


  3. says:

    I love you, prideful, arrogant, honorable, brave, noble, horny all the time Theseus.


  4. says:

    I found myself rooting about in my memory, struggling to recall the Greek mythology that I studied as an undergraduate student, as I evaluated this lovely historical fantasy My memory is rather hazy, but I think that Renault did a remarkably lovely job of formulating the myth into a plausible tale.I had to love Theseus young man enthusiasm, his gung ho attitude, and his willingness to plunge into what...


  5. says:

    I hoped to enjoy Mary Renault s work a lot I m not a classicist so much now, but I m still interested, and a plausible retelling that tries to put a bit of history into fantastical myth is usually worth a look, in my view And this was, in some ways realistic up to a point, detailed, exciting at timesI just really didn t like These...


  6. says:

    This book was assigned to me in high school, and after that I quickly read every historical novel by Renault I could get a hold of It s certainly one of the books responsible for making me interested in both history and historical fiction Along with Robert Graves, Mary Renault is my gold standard in historical fiction but especially Renault I think becausethan any other author, she gave me the sense that the people in other times, though complex and human, aren t simply moderns in stra This book was assigned to me in high school, and after that I quickly read every historical novel by Renault I could get a hold of It s certainly one of the...


  7. says:

    Perhaps my most major criticism of the entire book is that it does get off to a bit of a slow start Renault s attention to details and wonderfully sophisticated use of language are usually a big treat, but we are thrown right into the thick of it straight from the off and what s going on is left to the reader to figure out As a result some readers may feel for the first couple of chapters that the conjunction of confusing situation, complex language and lack of initial events or action renders Perhaps my most major criticism of the entire book is that it does get off to a bit of a slow start Renault s attention to details and wonderfully sophisticated use of language are usually a big treat, but we are thrown right into the thick of it straight from the off and what s going on is left to the reader to figure out As a result some readers may feel for the first couple of chapters that the conjunction of confusing si...


  8. says:

    Brilliant retelling of the story of Theseus I started this novelas a duty than as enjoyment, but was soon plunged into the world of Bronze Age Greece I can see why this novel has survived all these years and why Renault is a classic However I have to ask myself, were this novel published in 2015 for the first time, would it be as popular as it was when first published in 1958 In Troizen, Theseus finds out he is heir to the king of Athens, by his strength in lifting a sword similar mot Brilliant retelling of the story of Theseus I started this novelas a duty than as enjoyment, but was soon plunged into the world of Bronze Age Greece I can see why this novel ha...


  9. says:

    The King Must Die is the tale of Theseus told as if it were realistic, historical fiction It is a retelling of the classic myth about Theseus adventures and most notably, his fight with the Minotaur on the island of Crete However, the author introducesplausible accounts for the instances throughout the myth I really enjoyed how the author tells this story, but maybe that was because of my bias and soft spot for all historical fiction However, I did enjoy the idea of creating plausibl The King Must Die is the tale of Theseus told as if it were realistic, historical fiction It is a retelling of the classic myth about Theseus adventures and most notably, his fight with the Minotaur on the island of Crete How...


  10. says:

    Sorry, folks, I m giving up on this book at page 296 Normally if I ve gotten this far into a book, I ll carry on until the end, but I cannot bring myself to read the final 100 pages.The first half of this book falls flat There is no interest, no engaging plot, no character building It just drags on without seeming to have any purpose I will give the book the positive that the plot picks up a bit about halfway through, when Theseus becom...