Book: The Shadow of the Minotaur (Shadows from the Past Book 2) by Wendy Leighton-Portercategories: Book, Middle Grade, Adventure, Time-Travel, Mythology, History, Ancient Greece, Legend, Minotaur, Cats, Children's Fiction
Wendy Leighton-Porterabout this book: This is the second book in the Shadows from the Past time-travel adventure series for Middle Grade readers (8-12), featuring 3 children and a talking Tonkinese cat. Following on from The Shadow of Atlantis, my young time-travellers' quest takes them to Ancient Crete, plunging them into the middle of the mythical story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
The Lancelot twins are looking for their missing parents who are lost in the mists of time after disappearing through a portal in the pages of history. Together with their best friend Charlie and their magnificent cat, Max, Jemima and Joe Lancelot set off on another time-travelling jaunt to find their mum and dad. They're not quite sure where their journey will take them when they are catapulted back into the past by the strange, old book whose first chapter had sent them to the lost city of Atlantis. It's quite a shock to find themselves on a ship with a group of young Athenians who are bound for the island of Crete, sent as sacrificial victims for the legendary Minotaur.
Drawing on my love of mythology and legend, I filled this story with plenty of historical fact, as well as many aspects of the original myth, but twisted it to accommodate my visitors from the future. The result is, I hope, an exciting adventure… and everyone's heard of the Minotaur, right? I chose the picture on the front cover because he looks quite fierce, but not too scary – I didn't want to frighten my young readers too much before they'd even started reading the book!
"Another wonderful book by master story-weaver, Wendy Leighton Porter! This book is action-packed and filled with adventure around every corner… The author has an extraordinary ability to combine history with fiction in such a realistic manner." – READERS' FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS
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