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Dark of the Moon - Tracy Barrett
Dark of the Moon
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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,... show more
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. 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. 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 . . .
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547581323 (0547581327)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
A re-telling of the Theseus myth. It’s nice in that the two narratives of Ariadne and Theseus worked well–distinct from each other without being overly gimmicky. And it created a compelling alternate narrative of the myth, in the way that good re-tellings do. I wasn’t completely wild about Ariadne’s...
Burning Impossibly Bright
Burning Impossibly Bright rated it
4.0 Dark of the Moon
The minotaur is probably one of the most well-known figures in mythology, and in Dark of the Moon, Tracy Barrett the myth of the minotaur and makes it her own. Knowing the myth, I expected it to go in certain ways, but Tracy kept me surprised throughout the book and I really enjoyed that. I also lov...
Between the Pages
Between the Pages rated it
4.0
So as you guys may know: I'm all about the mythology being in YA books and going WOOHOO over it. So you bet I was excited when I saw this retelling of the myth about the Minotaur!And it's GOOD! Really. It's VERY good! In this version of the story, the minotaur isn't a monster, but a physically dysfo...
kathymartin9237
kathymartin9237 rated it
5.0 Dark of the Moon
This retelling of the myth of the Minotaur was a rich and thought-provoking read. It was also the story of two young people trying to find their place in the world. Ariadne is the daughter of She-Who-Is-Goddess and the next in line to be Goddess. She is learning from her mother both to be a midwife ...
Amy's Book Den
Amy's Book Den rated it
3.0 Dark of the Moon
One of my favorite subjects in humanities and art history classes was the Minoans, that first civilization that would eventually grow to become the Greeks. I’m a history geek like that and so finding a YA book with a story related to this got me really excited. And I have to say I was not disappoint...
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