The King Must Die
By Mary Renault
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780394751047, 352pp.)
Publication Date: February 12, 1988
The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick. The core of the story is Theseus' Cretan adventure.