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About andrew

Andrew J. Peters writes fantasy for readers of all ages. His titles include the Werecat series, a finalist in The Romance Reviews' Readers' Choice Awards, Poseidon and Cleito, The City of Seven Gods, and two books for young adults: The Seventh Pleiade and Banished Sons of Poseidon. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for LGBT youth. He lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë.

Theseus and the Minotaur, Part Two

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This week I’m posting the second installment in my retold story: “Theseus and the Minotaur.” If you missed Part One, you can read it here.

In this section, Ariadne enters as a full-fledged supporting character. She may be the most intriguing figure in the myth in that, unlike the famous romances of Paris and Helen, and Perseus and Andromeda, the nature of her relationship with the hero Theseus is curiously unclear. Did she help Theseus because she loved him? Why did she not continue with him to Athens? Did they part ways by mutual agreement or by some accident. The accounts of that part of her story are strangely unclear, and good fodder for the imagination.

Theseus and the Minotaur

Introducing…Theseus and the Minotaur (Part One)

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I’ve always loved the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, which is credited to second century B.C.E. historian Apollodorus of Athens in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, and Plutarch and Ovid elsewhere. It’s so imaginative, and it’s been an enduring inspiration source for artwork, fantasy, and gaming.

Coming soon: Retold Classical Shorts

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It can now all be revealed. The reason I haven’t posted in a while is that I’ve been up to a super sekrit project. Very soon I’ll be sharing that project far and wide.

Here’s the story: a little bit before the new year, I was puzzling to myself (does one puzzle to oneself? I don’t know. I’m going with it), anyway, I was thinking: it’s awfully hard keeping this website fresh and dynamic when I’m publishing like one, or maybe two novels per year. Those new releases are exciting (to me at least), and I’ve shared some excerpts and book extras over the years, but the truth is I don’t have a ton of creative content for visitors to get to know my writing.

2017 in Books

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I was inspired to write this post by Goodreads’ Your Year in Books feature, which is a really nice way of cataloging your reading, and is this the first year they did that for users? I hadn’t noticed it before. Though I am known to be unobservant at times!

Happy Holidays and Reflections on 2017

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It’s been such a busy time of year, I’m not going to do any better than putting up one post this month. It’s my annual Happy Holidays post, and I’m reminded of how much I have to be grateful for this year. As a writer, I could not keep at it without my family, friends, readers, writing colleagues, and publishing house staff cheering me on. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many supportive people behind me!