Wishing for a son, Aegeus, King of Athens, travels to Delphi to consult the Oracle. Some time later, a son - Theseus - is born.
A great hero of Ancient Greece, Theseus begins his heroic deeds at the age of sixteen, clearing the coast road of Athens of dangerous brigands. Throughout his life, he is determined to defeat anyone who crosses his path, including the Minotaur on Crete.
Protecting the weak and defenceless against evil is his calling, and he lives a life full of bravery and daring. But will his hubris be his downfall?
Inspired by the character from ancient Greek mythology, Mary Irvine's 'Theseus - Hero of Athens' is a riveting historical adventure.