Early Praise for Bull’s Labyrinth:
Bull's Labyrinth is an extraordinary work, seamlessly blending myth and magic with ancient and modern times. It is a love story and an adventure story that spans generations and cultures, and explores the possibilities of fates come to fruition outside the constraints of time. Exquisitely researched and rich with atmospheric detail. Witchey has written an unputdownable tale. Highest recommendations.
--Elizabeth Engstrom, author of Lizzie Borden, Candyland, and Baggage Check
How is a girl supposed to break a curse she doesn’t know was placed on her in a past life?
Bull's Labyrinth is the story of a love that survives three-thousand years and battles an ancient Minoan curse and modern corruption.
In ancient Minoan Crete, Daedalus fell in love with a herding girl named Nikkis. Yes, that Daedalus—the master mason who built the great Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, who is said to have built the false cow in which the Minotaur was conceived, who is said to have constructed the labyrinth, who built working wings that lead to the death of his own son.
Good thing he fell in love with Nikkis. Her love, intelligence, integrity, and irrepressible determination survive three-thousand years of cursed existence into the present day. In modern Crete, her work as a researcher in ancient languages takes her to Greece where she battles corruption, her own fears, and a curse she can’t begin to understand. Only finding Daedalus, breaking their curse, and triumphing over international artifact smugglers and corruption will free them both from a cycle of pain and suffering set in motion by a corrupt king three-thousand years ago.
|Publisher:||Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing|
|File size:||546 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Eric M. Witchey has made a living as a freelance writer for over 25 years. His stories have appeared in ten genres on six continents, and he has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer's Digest, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award program, the Irish Aeon Awards, Short Story America, and other organizations. His How-To articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer's Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines. When not teaching or writing, he spends his time fly fishing or restoring antique, model locomotives.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this artful, engrossing tale, Eric Witchey sublimely entwines the ancient and the new, through the story of Daedalus and Ikarus of Greek mythology. Through his clever crafting of the rational yet magical, of the mysterious yet known, and of the unchanging realities of human nature, Witchey intertwines the many characters of both eras, offering opportunities to some to redeem, and some to be redeemed, in keeping with their natures, choices, and karma. Follow the timelessness of the thread he creates and be spellbound to the end.
I love the adept storytelling of Eric Witchey's Bull's Labyrinth, his creative use of old mythology, and his intertwining of timelines and flashbacks, each opening more of the novel up to me and making me crave more. Witchey's creation and reincarnation of Nikkis and Daedalus throughout the ages, the evil king Minos, the long-suffering queen Pasiphae, and the ancient Minotaur weave an incredibly magnificent story of eternal love, sacrifice, and ancient rituals that become part of today's modern world. Eric invites us on a journey to solve the riddle of a poisoned curse, conceived by a jealous lunatic, which will restore harmony to life and love, as well as to the mountain villagers who patiently await the sacred moment of a broken curse and reunited lovers. Witchey's quest is a fantastic way to escape into a book. Escape into the Bull's Labyrinth, as I highly recommend this novel to adults and mature teens looking for an original concept of old Greek lore.