The Serpent's Teeth
One of 20 Penguin Epics published to celebreate Penguin Classics' 60th Anniversary
In a world of gods and monsters, nothing is as it seems.
When a deadly serpent's teeth are sown in the ground, warriors spring from the bloody soil. Only a great man can tame them and fulfil his destiny. Far away, Medusa, snakes writhing in her hair, meets her nemesis; the princess Andromeda is chained to a rock; people are transformed into owls, frogs, even mountains; a boy falls tragically in love with his own reflection.
Enter a universe where love is cruel, men are destroyed by the gods and treachery is paid for in blood ...