(From the publisher):
After a thousand years of power and dominance Minoan Crete is threatened by the emergent powers of Mycene and Greece.
This gripping story is told through the lives of the main characters - Andreas Micalidos, wealthy merchant and Minister in King Minos' Council, and his family and colleagues: Dr Ahmed, his Egyptian friend and personal physician; Belia, a beautiful and famous Bull Dancer, whom Andreas loves, and the legendary Priest-King Minos, his sister, Princess Ariadne and her lover, Theseus of Athens.
Andreas has a report from his agent, Tarsis, of a large invasion fleet being built to attack Crete 'before the ports close for winter'.
Andreas tries to alert the King and the Council to the dangers, but his warnings go unheeded. And when Andreas hears about young children mysteriously disappearing from the streets, he follows a dark thread of suspicion and mistrust through the pleasure-driven luxury of a sophisticated society.
Original title: The Bull Dancers of Knossos
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)