{A Twist in the Tail} Spotlighting MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson

Love fairy tales and mythology?
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!

 MINOTAUR by Phillip W. Simpson!

I adore Greek mythology!

When I heard that Month9Books was coming out with a novel that explored the minotaur and the labyrinth, well... I very much wanted to read it!!!

I love a good origins story, especially one rarely touched upon in retellings. To hear that there is a brand-new YA retelling of Asterion's story? Um....YES PLEASE!!!

I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts on this book with you soon, and hope that you'll be picking up your own copy next week when MINOTAUR releases!

Check out this awesome summary and tell me you want to read this, too:
O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Phillip W. Simpson
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books

“Where shall I start?” asked Minotaur.

Ovid made an expansive gesture with both hands. “Where else but the beginning of course.”

Minotaur nodded his huge head. “Yes,” he said. “Yes,” his eyes already glazing over with the weight of thousand year old memories. And then he began.

So begins the story of Asterion, later known as Minotaur, the supposed half bull creature of Greek legend. Recorded by the famous Roman poet, Ovid, Asterion tells of his boyhood in Crete under the cruel hand of his stepfather Minos, his adventures with his friend, Theseus, and his growing love for the beautiful Phaedra.And of course what really happened in the labyrinth.

This is the true story of the Minotaur. 

About the Author
 Phillip W. Simpson is the author of many novels, chapter books and other stories for children. His publishers include Macmillan, Penguin, Pearson, Cengage, Raintree and Oxford University Press.
He received both his undergraduate degree in Ancient History and Archaeology and his Masters (Hons) degree in Archaeology from the University of Auckland.
Before embarking on his writing career, he joined the army as an officer cadet, owned a comic shop and worked in recruitment in both the UK and Australia.His first young adult novel, Rapture (Rapture Trilogy #1), was shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best Youth novel in 2012.
He is represented by Vicki Marsdon at Wordlink literary agency.
When not writing, he works as a school teacher.
Phillip lives and writes in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife Rose, their son, Jack and their two border terriers, Whiskey and Raffles. He loves fishing, reading, movies, football (soccer) and single malt Whiskeys.