How's 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, 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.
Nikkis's 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. There, she her own fears and a curse she can't begin to understand. Only finding Daedalus, breaking their curse, and triumphing over corruption and international artifact smugglers will free them both from a cycle of pain and suffering set in motion by a corrupt king three thousand years ago.
Early Praise for Bull's Labyrinth:
"Look, I could explain why in detail, but let's skip that, and get right down to the real nitty-gritty: Eric Witchey's fantasy novel, Bull's Labyrinth, is a terrific book. Buy it, read it, enjoy it. You can thank me later."
-New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Perry, Shadows of the Empire
"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
"The warp and weft of the tale Eric Witchey has woven in Bull's Labyrinth, set half in the present and half in ancient times, creates powerful, recurring intersections of the emotional themes of romance, and renders what is literally a distant classical tale into one compelling to present-day audiences. The struggle across time of two lovers against a curse meant to deny their passion carries readers through a mysterious tale of history, ancient magic, yearning, and hope, as well as modern love and desire."
-Alan M. Clark, author of The Surgeon's Mate: A Dismemoir and A Brutal Chill in August.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)|
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.