|Hades' Daughter (2002) [Novel]|
by Sara Douglass
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Series: Troy Game, the
Ancient Greece is a place where mortals are the playthings of the godsóbut at the core of each mortal city-state is a Labyrinth, where the mortals can shape the heavens to their own design.
When Theseus comes away from the Labyrinth with the prize of freedom and his beloved Ariadne, the Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seems assured. But she bears him only a daughteróand when he casts her aside for this, the world seems to change. From that day forward, the Labyrinths decay, and power fades from the city-states.
A hundred years pass, Troy falls, the Trojans scatter. Then Brutus, the warrior-king of Troy, receives a vision of distant shores where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom. He will move heaven and earth to reach his destiny. But in the mists is a woman of power, a descendent of Ariadne, who has her own reasons for luring Brutus to this lush land. Her heart is filled with a generations-old hatred, and her vengeance on him will not be thwarted.
If Brutus makes the journey successfully, it will be the next step in the Game of the Labyrinth, and the beginning of a complicated contest of wills that will last for centuries...
Original title: Hades' Daughter
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend