2 Book Lovers Reviews

Clockwork Wings:  The Chronicles of Icarus (Part 1) 

By Stacy & Jennifer Buck

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Getting right down to business, this (at least Part 1) is telling the myth of Theseus. Theseus is one of the lesser known Greek Heroes, he is no Hercules, Jason or Achilles; his most notable task was killing the Minotaur of Knossos.


The story was well written and it had good flow, I appreciate it whenever an author takes an old story, refreshes it and creates something new and different.


Now I will be honest, it has been a long time since I read the stories surrounding Theseus. But this story had me questioning the “facts” of this particular myth. I know what you’re saying, “It’s a myth, there are no facts.” But I’m talking about the story as we know it. I do not recall Medea as part of the Theseus myth, and I’m damn sure there was no iron. These are minor details, and I am certain that the author has made those changes (if my memory is correct) for “artistic reasons”.


I’ll be truthful, I have a few mental hurdles to jump, but given the right timing, I am curious to see where Stacy Buck goes with this story.


3.5 Stars