The New York Timesâ€“bestselling author of The King Must Die continues the story of the mythical Greek hero, Theseus, the founder of Athens.
In The Bull from the Sea, the story of Theseus resumes with the heroâ€™s return from Knossos. In the wake of his fatherâ€™s suicide, Athens is now Theseusâ€™s to rule. With his close friend Pirithoos, Theseus sets out for the land of the Amazons, falling in love with their beautiful leader, Hippolyta. Her boldness and sense of honor match his own, but though theyâ€™re happy and bear a son, tragedy lies ahead. The Athenians mistrust the foreign Hippolyta, and Theseus is forced to marry Phaedra, his betrothed. War wracks the land, and brings with it death that will change the Athenian king forever. As the darkness gathers, a valiant heroâ€™s life draws poignantly to a close.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.