(From the publisher):
The Lily And the Bull
is a compelling re-creation of life in Minoan Crete - a world of magic and mystery, ritual and superstition, where past and present intersect, the forces of good and evil clash, and everyday life is charged with the supernatural...
Ierii, the daughter of the chief gardener at the palace, is in love with Thyloss, the son of the keeper of the Queen's bulls. Thyloss, who is looking forward to a future as a bull acrobat - a position of great importance - finds his feelings for Ierii gradually changing.
But their hopes are shaken by events beyond their control.
The Minoan civilisation, one of the greatest the world has known, suddenly and mysteriously came to an end sometime during the period 1600-1450BC, baffling present day historians and archaeologists alike. One of the most persistent theories is that it was fatally damaged by the immense volcanic eruption on the nearby island of Thera (Santorini).
Original title: The Lily and the Bull
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Ancient World