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  • THE CURSE OF THE MINOTAUR: A Tale of Ancient Greece
  • Tom Stone
  • English
  • 28 October 2019

10 thoughts on “THE CURSE OF THE MINOTAUR: A Tale of Ancient Greece

  1. says:

    I sought this out as a way to experience the Curse of the Minotaur or Theseus and the Minotaur story Most seem to be written for children, or are only short snippets within bigger books on mythology I wasn t crazy about the writing style overall but this contained a good simple version of the story at hand, some nice characterisation, and plenty of useful footnotes providing context It served its purpose and was enjoyable enough, but I couldn t help but feel the hard part good plot was al I sought this out as a way to experience the Curse of the Minotaur or Theseus and the Minotaur story Most seem to be written for children, or are only short snippets within bigger books on mythology I wasn t crazy about the writing style overall but this contained a good simple version of the story at hand, some nice characterisation, and plenty of useful footnotes providing context It served its purpose and was enjoyable enough, but I couldn t help but feel the hard part good plot was already done for this author


  2. says:

    Snooze, what a waste of a book Hated it.


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THE CURSE OF THE MINOTAUR: A Tale of Ancient GreeceLike The Once And Future King And The Lord Of The Rings, Tom Stone S The Curse Of The Minotaur Is An Action Packed Tale Written For Young Adults Of All Ages, From To Set In Bronze Age Greece Some Years Before The Trojan War, It Tells Of A World Where Fantastical Monsters, Good And Evil Sorceresses, And Power Mad Kings Stalk The Earth, And The Old Gods And Goddesses Appear To Their Worshipers In Dreams And As Animals But It Is Also A World On The Brink Of Momentous Changes A Monstrous, Sea Girded Volcano Is Threatening To Wipe Out Mankind, And Heroes Mortals With Superhuman Powers And All Too Human Weaknesses Are Newly Emerging To Challenge The Old Balance Between Men And Their Rulers And Gods One Of These, A Teenage Prince Named Th Seus, Goes To The Island Of Crete To Try And Kill The Minotaur, A Flesh Eating, Bull Headed Man That Has Been Terrorizing His Kingdom There, The Prince Finds Himself Falling In Love With The Beast S Half Sister, An Enchanting Cretan Princess Named Ari Dne Meanwhile, The Minotaur Awaits Him In The Spooky Depths Of The Labyrinth, Less Of A Bloodthirsty Monstrosity Than A Confused And Abandoned Child Starved Into Savagery Stone S Tale Is Enriched By The Addition Of A Series Of Endnotes, Images, And Maps That Place The Action In Its Historical And Mythological Contexts And Lend Considerable Depth To This Well Known And Eternally Fascinating Story


About the Author: Tom Stone

TOM STONE has pursued a multi faceted career as a novelist, travel writer, historian, and stage and screenplay writer Simultaneously, he has had a very successful career in the professional theater as a director, lighting designer, and stage manager While at Yale, where he gained a BA in English Literature and an addiction to the theater, he spent his summers toiling backstage at the prestigious Green Mansions Summer Theater near Lake George, New York Contacts he made there garnered him a job as an Off Broadway stage manager, and the following year he became an assistant stage manager for Jerome Robbins Ballets U.S.A After a decade of working as a stage manager and assistant director for Robbins and Harold Prince on the original productions of She Loves Me, Funny Girl, Fiddler On The Roof, and Cabaret as well as the now legendary efforts of Robbins American Theatre Laboratory for which he wrote the play Work in Progress, he took a sabbatical from Broadway with the intention of spending a single summer in the Greek islands writing a first novel As the Greek Fates would have it, he stayed twenty two years In the process, he married the French painter he met on Patmos, became a father of two, as well as a teacher of English and Theater at Anatolia College in Northern Greece, and a lighting designer and director for the Greek National Theater While in Greece, he finished and published his first novel, Armstrong, in addition to numerous books and articles about living abroad These include The Essential Greek Handbook, Greece An Illustrated History, Patmos A History and Guide, and The Greek Food Drink Book In 1992, with his children in U.S universities and his marriage moribund, he returned to Broadway via London and Vienna while working as resident director with Harold Prince s new, Broadway bound musical, The Kiss of the Spider Woman But breaking completely back into the theater after so many years proved impossible So, when one of his short stories was optioned for a TV movie, Tom headed west and soon found work writing film scripts for hire As of this writing, ten of them are the market but none have as yet been produced Meanwhile, he devoted the greater part of his writing time to writing books His memoir of living on Patmos, The Summer of My Greek Tav rna, was published by Simon Schuster in 2002 and was selected by the Book of the Month Club and Quality Paperback Club in 2003 It has been translated into eleven languages, including Dutch, German, Danish, Hebrew, and Mandarin Taiwan After having been under option by Fox Searchlight Pictures in 2012, it is now in development with Grove Entertainment In February, 2008, Tom published Zeus A Journey Across Greece in the Footsteps of a God It became a Main Selection of the History Book Club and the QPBC, and this led to his on going appearances in three segments of the History Channel s series on mythology, The Clash of the Gods Now no longer in print, Zeus has recently been resurrected as an e and print on demand book titled Chasing Zeus and is available on Kindle and BN as well as various other sites Meanwhile, Tom has fashioned a stand alone companion volume out of the large amount of material the publishers asked him to remove from the original edition because it far exceeded the contractual limit This includes some 58,000 words of text the length of a 200 page book and 141 images and maps It is available on Kindle for 1.99, the lowest price Tom could manage because of the large amount of images Its title is Zeus An Addendum In 2012, Tom fashioned what he thinks of as an annotated novel Based on the legend of the Cretan Minotaur, its purpose is to both entertain readers and provide them with endnotes, images, and maps explicating the sources of the legend Tom has recently republished the novel in two separate Kindle e book editions The one co