Ariadne: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.

When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind?

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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.


Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.

When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind?

Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

More Information
ISBN 9781250773586
Length (cm) 17.0000
Width (cm) 3.1800
Height (cm) 24.1300
Publisher MPS (Formerly Von Holtzbrinck Publishing)
Publication Date May 10, 2021
Pages (number) 368
Genre Literature & Fiction
Author Jennifer Saint
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews


Beautifully written and nuancedAriadne explores the bonds between women and their epic quest for agency in patriarchal Greek society.”
BuzzFeed

"Circe fans would do well to take note."
Bustle

If you loved Madeline Miller’s Circe, then you have to check out Ariadne by Jennifer Saint.”
PopSugar

Enchanting…Saint expertly highlights how often the women of this world pay the price for the actions of the men around them. Lovers of mythology should snap this up.”
Publishers Weekly

“Complex―and bold…Fans of Madeline Miller's Circe will enjoy this faithful retelling that centers the often-forgotten women of Greek myth.”
Booklist

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