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King Must Die, the (1958) [Novel]
by Mary Renault Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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A spellbinding blend of myth, legend, history and imagination, here is Mary Renault's famous novel of Theseus, a prince of ancient Greece said to have been conceived of a union between a royal priestess and the powerful god Poseidon. It is the story of a boy in search of his heroic birthright, of a young man whose strange moira, or fate, was to be revealed in the deadly bull ring and decadent courts of Crete, in the arms of women royal and lowly, in extradordinary adventures that challenged his passion, wit and daring, and in a strange kingdom where the mother goddess ruled as queen and the king was a lustily pampered consort condemned to death at the end of his year's reign...

This story is continued in The Bull From the Sea

Original title: The King Must Die
Original languages: English


Genre: MythologyRetellings
FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)Greece

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The King Must Die (1958)
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Language: English

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The King Must Die (1988)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0394751043
Pages: 338

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The King Must Die (1972)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 055314555X

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