Lost in the Labyrinth

By Kindl, Patrice

Publishers Summary:
Fourteen-year-old Princess Xenodice tries to prevent the death of her half-brother, the Minotaur, at the hands of the Athenian prince, Theseus, who is aided by Icarus, Daedalus, and her sister Ariadne.

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ISBN
978-0-61816-684-8
Publisher
Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2002

Gr 6-10 Kindl retells the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur through the perceptive eyes of Xenodice, the younger sister of Ariadne. In this inventive version, no Athenians are killed by the Minotaur, who is gentle despite his monstrous appearance, unless provoked. Xenodice loves and tries to protect her human/bull brother, not only from the harshly heroic Theseus, but also from the schemes of her own family. The author ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2002

Daedalus and Icarus fled the labyrinth on Crete by taking wing, with well-known results; Theseus killed the Minotaur after tracing his way through the labyrinth following a thread given him by the princess Ariadne. Kindl employs these stories from Greek mythology as the framework for her novel, taking on the perspective of Xenodice, Ariadne's younger sister. Loving her half-brother Asterius, the bull-like monster at the heart of the labyrinth, Xenodice does her best to protect him against Theseus's murderous "heroic" posturing, but she is ultimately powerless in the web of conspirac...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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