The Double Axe - by Philip Womack 9781846883903

Blood & Fire Book 1: The Double Axe - by Philip Womack

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The Double Axe - by Philip Womack

Blood & Fire Series, Book 1

Dark forces are at work in the House of the Double Axe. Stephan, the thirteen-year-old son of King Minos of Crete, stumbles across a terrifying conspiracy. Is the Minotaur, a half man half bull who eats human flesh, real? Or is something even more dangerous threatening to engulf both the palace and the world?

Stephan must race to save his family from a terrible fate and find out what really lurks inside the labyrinth...

You think you know the story? Think again.

'Philip Womack is one of the best contemporary authors of children's fantasy' -- Philip Reeve

'Womack’s fifth novel, unsettling, original and absorbing, shows him at the height of his powers.' --  Imogen Russell Williams, Literary Review

'...a clever rummage through the myth that manages to turn it on its head and recast it in a new light...promises great things to come.' --  Toby Clements, The Telegraph.