The King Must Die : A Virago Modern Classic, Paperback

The King Must Die : A Virago Modern Classic Paperback

Part of the VMC series


Theseus is the grandson of the King of Troizen, but his paternity is shrouded in mystery - can he really be the son of the god Poseidon?

When he discovers his father's sword beneath a rock, his mother must reveal his true identity: Theseus is the son of Aegeus, King of Athens, and is his only heir.

So begins Theseus's perilous journey to his father's palace to claim his birth right, escaping bandits and ritual king sacrifice in Eleusis, to slaying the Minotaur in Crete.

Renault reimagines the Theseus myth, creating an original, exciting story.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781844089635



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