The Bull From the Sea

Mary Renault
Illustrated by Geoff Grandfield

The sequel to The King Must Die sees a triumphant Theseus return to Athens and his throne, only to find his destiny beset by tragedy, desire and the uncertain will of the gods.

In this sequel to Mary Renault’s rousing The King Must Die, a young Theseus returns to Athens to find his father dead and himself the new king. Caught between a hunger for adventure and his own powerful sense of duty, the son of Earth-Shaker Poseidon narrates his eventful life, detailing skirmishes with pirates, the glories of battle and the complex intrigues of the palace itself. When a chance meeting reveals the secret rites of the Amazons, Theseus sees his destiny in the face of their young queen, Hippolyta. Their love, however, incites the jealous rage of his betrothed, Phaedra, and a shadow falls over the couple’s future.

Quarter-bound in buckram with printed paper sides

Set in Haarlemmer

264 pages

Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations

Blocked slipcase

9½˝ x 6¼˝

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