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Legends: Battles and Quests

Legends

Kingfisher

King Arthur would have been just another king if he was content to just sit at home. And Rome would never have been founded if Remus had won the famous battle instead of his brother. From the epic defeat of the Minotaur to the fierce legends of the Inca, battles and quests are the lifeblood of mythology, and this collection thrusts readers right into the heart of some of the best (and bloodiest) adventure stories from around the world.

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The Minotaur
There was a time when Athens was not the
major city that it is today, but a small town
perched on the edge of a cliff some three
miles from the sea. King Aegeus was on
the throne and he was a good ruler. There
were no wars, there was plenty of food
to go round and no plagues or monsters
inhabited the land.
And yet, once every seven years, something
strange would happen. There would be
no alarm, no signal, but suddenly the streets
would empty. Men and women would hurry
home, avoiding each other’s eyes, gathering
up their children and taking

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  • Anthony Horowitz is a prolific writer for film, theatre and television, but he is best loved for his brilliant children's stories, which include the internationally best-selling series about teenage MI6 agent Alex Rider. He lives in London and has two teenage sons.


     
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