Shadow Of The Minotaur

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Hachette Children's Group, Dec 23, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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'Real life' or the death defying adventures of the Greek myths, with their heroes and monsters, daring deeds and narrow escapes - which would you choose?

For Phoenix it's easy. He hates his new home and the new school where he is bullied. He's embarrassed by his computer geek dad. But when he logs on to The Legendeer, the game his dad is working on, he can be a hero. He is Theseus fighting the terrifying Minotaur, or Perseus battling with snake-haired Medusa. It feels as though he's really there The Legendeer is more than just a game. Play it if you dare.

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User Review  - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing

Myths are often used to tell the story of a rite of passage. Using the Greek lore of the Minotaur, this story recounts a present-day hero's journey as he transcends the veil between worlds. Using the ... Read full review

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User Review  - BibMurchante - LibraryThing

Los lectores opinan: An awesome read: I really enjoyed the way that it morphed from a computer-game-comes-alive story into a proper greek myth adventure story, without becoming uncool and without you ... Read full review

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Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and has four grown up children. He travels globally and is known the length and breadth of the country for his high profile Campaign for the Book and school visits.

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