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book review: Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

Ariadne  by Jennifer Saint Buy Ariadne via Bookshop This is an affiliate link which means I may receive a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting the blog! Overview: So often, the stories of Greek Mythology are told through the glory of the gods and the male heroes. There are women who have striking stories, but they aren't often heroines that get the same honor and recognition as the heroes whose stories they facilitate. In this retelling of King Minos, Theseus, Daedalus, Dionysus, and the Minotaur, it's Ariadne and her sister Phaedra who tell the tale, sharing their fuller version of history and telling the more realized stories of other female figures in mythology who are often made victims for the action of men. Overall: 3.5  Characters: 3 It's interesting to see this new perspective on a well known story. Changing the narrator changes where the story beats fall, and that's probably the best act of characterization in the book