Hades' Daughter

  • by Sara Douglass
  • Narrated by Sheryl Bernstein
  • 21 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ancient Greece is a place where mortals are the playthings of the gods but at the core of each city-state lies a Labyrinth, where mortals can shape the heavens to their own design.When Theseus comes away from the Labyrinth with the prize and his beloved, the Mistress of the Labyrinth, his future seems assured. But she bears him only a daughter and when he casts her aside for this, the world changes. From that day forward, the Labyrinths decay, and power fades from the city-states.
A hundred years pass, Troy falls, the Trojans scatter. Brutus, the warrior-king of Troy, receives a vision of distant shores where he can rebuild the ancient kingdom. He will move heaven and earth to reach his destiny, but in the mists is a woman of power who has her own reasons for luring Brutus to these green shores.
If Brutus makes this journey successfully, it will be the next step in the Game of the Labyrinth, and the start of a complicated contest of wills to span the centuries.


What the Critics Say

"In this dazzling start to a new trilogy, Australian author Douglass once again combines mythology, fantasy, magic and romance to produce a consistent, well-rounded story full of seriously flawed characters both abhorrently evil and enthrallingly empathetic....Douglass continually surprises, and readers will eagerly await the next two books." (Publishers Weekly)
"Sheryl Bernstein brings fortitude to this saga." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


i'm not sure why this doesn't have a better rating. i thought the writing was excellent, and the plot is fresh and exciting. i also really enjoyed the narration.

i highly recommend this to fantasy fans, and i for one am looking forward to the sequel!
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- Thomas

Don't bother

Sorry, I thought this book was Really Bad. I could only stand to listen to an hour or so, so maybe it gets better, but I found the character development non-existent, the plotting thin, the historical research lazy and the interest generated nil. Don't bother.
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- Amy Osterholm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio