Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon

by Tracy Barrett
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The Dark of the Moon 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
socraticparenting More than 1 year ago
I wrote this review for ReadersFavorite.com. Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett plumbs the depth of Greek Mythology, re-spinning the story of the Minotaur into a tale for today’s teens. Fifteen-year-old Ariadne is Krete’s moon goddess in training. Sixteen-year-old Theseus, a misfit in the small village of Troizena, discovers his father is king of Athens. Their fates entwine when Athens sends Theseus to Krete as a royal sacrifice to Ariadne’s brother, the Minotaur. Theseus arrives shortly before the spring Planting Festival, a total stranger to the religious rites observed by the Kretans and the role he is chosen to play. The story unfolds through the voice of Ariadne in the past tense intermingled with the voice of Theseus in the present tense and concludes with the voice of Ariadne in the present tense. Together Ariadne and Theseus confront the familiar and foreign religion and politics of the ancient western world and find a way to prevail despite their individual destinies. The book is more than a simple retelling of the classic myth. Teenagers will relate to the loneliness and questioning Ariadne and Theseus experience as they discover the hero’s need to embellish and the priestess’s aspiration to embody the divine. Barrett’s fiction, steeped in historical fact, vividly carries readers back to a time when people believed in gods that required animal and even human sacrifice. Barrett’s rendition exposes the “good” side of “evil” and the “evil” side of “good.” Behind the story lurks a challenge to reinterpret the underpinnings of our own beliefs about good and evil. Barrett skillfully unravels the darker side of humanity revealing the universal struggle to redeem ourselves, each through our own story and in our own way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of Gods and action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was so confusing and i would have put no stars perhaps but then i wouldnt be able to post.The only good thing was tht it did have some stuff on the gods if barley.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I didn't really enjoy this book. I think what caught me off guard is the point of view switching. It wasn't smooth and I confused very quickly. I did how ever enjoy the characters. All of them are very strong and very aggressive. They all have a destiny that they follow and are determined to make it through till the very end. I also like how the book is based get culture such a Greece. There were awesome names of many people, even the story line is filled with lots of drama, action, fighting, etc. I hope that I can pick up this book again and really get into it. This book is just not for me. :(