• Ariadne
  • Ariadne
  • Ariadne
  • Ariadne
  • Ariadne
  • Ariadne
  • Ariadne
  • Ariadne


Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 30/12/2021
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Bookseller Reviews

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Everything I didn’t know I needed
A greek feminist retelling…. need I say anymore? Jennifer Saint’s writing was so beautiful and intricate, I almost didn’t want to finish the book. The boo... READ MORE
Heartbreaking tale of those forgotten amongst the legend of Theseus
Ariadne is the story of the sister of the Minotaur and her and her sister's journey following Theseus's murder of their monstrous brother. The first pa... READ MORE
Jimbo James
This is the best out of them all. Trust me
This book is just incredible. It has absolutely beautiful prose, some of the best I've ever read. But more than that, it's a story of strength, courage, an... READ MORE
Myah Rose
Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphae. She has all the luxuries and finery befitting a princess, a granddaughter of the great God Helios... READ MORE
A Strong Female Perspective For Ariadne's Tale
Jennifer Saint adds to the canon of mythical stories retold from a female perspective with her take on the story of Ariadne, daughter of King of Minos, the... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Delightfully Rich and Vibrant
This book WAS NOT what I expected it to be at all. But I LOVED it. I can’t say too much because it’ll give away the plot but it really was unpredictable... READ MORE
Eden at Martlesham


Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for January 2022 This edition comes in one of two colours (randomly allocated) As Princesses of Crete and daughters of the fearsome King Minos, Ariadne and her sister Phaedra grow up hearing the hoofbeats and bellows of the Minotaur echo from the Labyrinth beneath the palace. The Minotaur - Minos's greatest shame and Ariadne's brother - demands blood every year. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives in Crete as a sacrifice to the beast, Ariadne falls in love with him. But helping Theseus kill the monster means betraying her family and country, and Ariadne knows only too well that in a world ruled by mercurial gods - drawing their attention can cost you everything. In a world where women are nothing more than the pawns of powerful men, will Ariadne's decision to betray Crete for Theseus ensure her happy ending? Or will she find herself sacrificed for her lover's ambition? Ariadne gives a voice to the forgotten women of one of the most famous Greek myths, and speaks to their strength in the face of angry, petulant Gods. Beautifully written and completely immersive, this is an exceptional debut novel.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472273901
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 278g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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Loved it
Beautiful retelling of well known Greek myth from a female heroine's point of view. Thought provoking.
Jenny Harding
Great mythical retelling
Amazing book for anyone who loves mythology or female centric stories.
Seeing the Greek myths and legends from a different perspective was very interesting
I saw this advertised all over the place during the last year and it wasn't till it was conveniently -right there- by the tills at the supermarket that I g... READ MORE
A beautiful tale!
What a beautifully written retelling of the classic Theseus and the Minotaur tale, but instead from the perspective of Ariadne. Too often these Greek myth ... READ MORE
Lara Martin
One of my favourite books EVER!
Could not put this book down, it was full of romance and as usual with Greek myths ended tragically. It was great to have a compilation of stories in one, ... READ MORE
Charlotte Yorke
It's ok
I'm quite well read on the subject. I'm bit disappointed with the latest. What's the purpose of this. Even though I did enjoy the book. But just hope that ... READ MORE
I was so excited to read this book because of the pure fact I love books with Greek mythology and I must say this did not disappoint! The storyline was wov... READ MORE
Thomas Colhoun
Greeky mythology at its finest
This book was a beautiful retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur. It had me at the edge of my seat every chapter. I love reading the womens side of the stor... READ MORE
A beautiful retelling
This was a beautiful book and I just couldn't put it down, I finished it in one day. The portrayal of the characters was stunning and in depth and the fo... READ MORE