Daedalus and the MinotaurBook - 1997
Inventor Daedalus, falsely accused of murder, is forced to flee Athens to the court of King Minos in Crete. The king commissions Daedalus to construct a gigantic labyrinth where he plans to imprison his disfigured son, Minotaur, a "monster" with a bull's head. Queen Passifay, wishing to protect her only son, urges Daedalus to prolong his work on her son's living grave. Daedalus, fearing that his life and the life of his son Icarus will be in danger when the labyrinth is completed, procrastinates as long as possible while stealing time to pursue his own dream--to devise wings in order to fly with his son.
The third story in the critically acclaimed Tales of Ancient Land series, Daedalus and the Minotaur explores themes of human aspiration, pride, parental love and friendship, in a fast, suspenseful narrative.