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Shadow Of The Minotaur: Legendeer 1 (The Legendeer)

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The Minotaur is commonly represented in Classical art with the body of a man and the head and tail of a bull. as they reached the mountain-side, A wondrous portal opened wide, As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed; And the Piper advanced and the children followed, And when all were in to the very last, The door in the mountain-side shut fast.

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But King Minos and his people had a problem - the Minotaur, a creature part-man, part-bull, which rampaged throughout the palace killing those it caught. He was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2001 and 2003 and shortlisted twice for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. In contrast, the use of "minotaur" as a common noun to refer to members of a generic "species" of bull-headed creatures developed much later, in 20thcentury fantasy genre fiction.it made from its underground labyrinth, and the extensive tectonic activity in the region, science journalist Matt Kaplan has theorised that the myth may well stem from geology. Fantasy/Science Fiction- I've heard that this author might be coming to Hong Kong to possibly visit school libraries- thought I'd better read one of his books!

Shadow of the Minotaur by Alan Gibbons | Goodreads

While other people from Phoenix’s world get drawn into the game, they are characterised as not-the-hero – in the process of getting them into the game, Phoenix nominates people to play his heroine, villain and an incidental character, but their role is always subservient to his. The word "Minotaur" derives from the Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, a compound of the name Μίνως ( Minos) and the noun ταῦρος 'bull', translated as '(the) Bull of Minos'.As part of this campaign, Gibbons initiated countrywide 'read ins' to protest against library closures, which he described as a "cultural crime".

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