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Finding Ariadne is a story about a young woman’s love for her people, a mother’s love for her child, and the love between a man and a woman that is so strong and so true it becomes a legend. In 1465 BC, the island of Crete is Kaphtor, and the people we call Minoans are the Kephti. Ariadne, heir to the Kephti throne, vows to save the lives of Athenian Prince Theseus and thirteen innocent children who have been sent to Kaphtor as human sacrifices to the new Kephti Gods. To save Theseus and the children, Ariadne must find a way to stop violence without using violence or they will die. This is Ariadne’s story—a story that has never been told. Return to Kaphtor, to a time when women rule and men obey. Offer flowers to the Holy Earth Mother; take a luxurious Kephti bath; live with the ruling matriarchs in elegant palaces; admire women who wear beautiful gowns, bare their breasts, rouge their lips and nipples. Come dance with the bulls—if you have the courage.


About the Author

Doris Kenney Marcotte

After decades of studying the lost Minoan civilization, Doris wrote the prequel to Finding Ariadne, a novel, The Beads of Lapis Lazuli. It won 1st Place EVVY award for fiction, and Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year. She became interested in Ariadne when island-hopping in the Mediterranean Sea. Research took her to museums around the world: Athens, London, Heraklion on Crete, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Cincinnati Art Museum, and The Library of Congress. She and her husband enjoy time with family and friends, sailing at Cowan Lake, and cruising on the Ohio River.

Also by Doris Kenney Marcotte

The Beads of Lapis Lazuli