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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.
©2002 Sara Douglass Enterprises Pty Ltd (P)2003 Audio Renaissance
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 10-17-08

wonderful

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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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 07-04-05

Slow start

This book is overall pretty good. The problem with it is that the author takes so long in setting up the story and the characters that you are likely to become bored before things really take off. However the ending leaves you wanting to know where the next book will take the story.
I hope that the publisher creates an audio version of "God's Concubine" which is the next book.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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