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Postby lauragill » Sun August 25th, 2013, 9:55 pm

"annis" wrote:Not in Renault's class, but still a reasonable read - Les Cole's Sea Kings trilogy set during end of the 18th century BC, during the Late Bronze Age, among the vast trading network of the Cretans and their associates in Egypt and the Mesopotamia. The main character is a young Minoan trader.

There is also another novel around based on the legend about Ariadne and Theseus called The Bulldancers of Knossos, by Pam & John Raggatt, but as it was only published in Australasia, it would probably be a hard find. I see an Amazon reviewer rubbished it, but I didn't think it that bad.


The Bulldancers of Knossos doesn't sound like it's set in Minoan Crete, with its protagonist bearing what could be a modern Greek name AND surname. Is it set in the Bronze Age, or does the text just refer to the legend of Ariadne and Theseus? A shame there's no Look Inside feature.

That cover troubles me. Looks too similar to the cover I've been designing for my own book. Well, back to the drawing board.
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Postby annis » Mon August 26th, 2013, 2:26 am

Sorry, Laura, I was trying to send you the book blurb and bibliography, but had a blip and forgot the hateful habit this site has of automatically logging you out if you take more than a couple of minutes to type a reply, thereby wiping everything you've just written. Grrrr! I'll have another go when I'm feeling less peeved and will remember to write as a Word doc first next time :)


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