Bull God

Bull God

by Roberta Gellis
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Bull God 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Beverly_D More than 1 year ago
Just one big dysfunctional family... Ariadne has a mother who's overbearing and jealous, a father who's distant, a whiny younger sister, and a brother who's a monster. Literally - half bull, half-human. Her boyfriend is a god who can drive people to madness as well as ripen grapes, and who doesn't want to spoil a good friendship by sleeping with her. This story retells the myths of the Minotaur and its Labyrinth from the point of view of his sister, the priestess Ariadne, who is wise, firm, and compassionate (if sexually frustrated). In this version we get more on the story of Mage/god Dionysus, his "helpers" Silenos and Bacchus, a glimpse of Hekate and Kaiberos, and Poseidon's sick sense of humor. Especially poignant here is the story of the Minotaur, a half-bull, half-human creature who was once a scared and confused baby, feared by most, pitied by a few, and loved by no one. I've enjoyed the whole series, but this one tugged at my heartstrings for the monster; I didn't find the love story between Ariadne and Dionysus quite as compelling, but it was still a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything I expected from a Gellis. Realistic without being depressing, romantic without being silly, and making very relevent social commentary in a historical setting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This third book in the Olympic series (following Dazzling Brightness and Shimmering Splendor) is the best yet. I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, like everything Roberta Gellis has written, was fantastic. As I read, I could see Olympus as Gellis described it, I could feel what Ariadne felt, I could imagine Dionysus and his temple. While reading this book, I laughed, I cried, I got mad, I got irritated, I felt happy, I felt sad.. right along with the characters. That, in my opinion, is the hallmark of a really good book. And Gellis has an extremely interesting theory on the 'true' origins of the gods. If you want a book that is entertaining, interesting, and captivating from the first word to the last, this-- and any other of Gellis' books-- is the one.