BRILLIANT GODS, a five-volume cycle, begins with a non-fiction essay about Greek Polytheism, an ancient religion still valid today. Each of the other four books is a moral tale, focusing on a single god or goddess. LABYRINTH AND MOON is the second of these fictions. Alexander, an ecology student at UC Santa Cruz, likes to keep track of his experiences. Staying in town over winter break, he takes photographs; he keeps a diary. Apart from his vivid dreams, nothing about his life could be called exceptional. Then he meets Artemis. She is smart, beautiful, and far too self-confident. Alexander isn't sure what to make of her. Would things be clearer, he wonders, if she really were a goddess? LABYRINTH AND MOON shows three interwoven initiations. The first, involving Alexander, deals with knowledge. The second, involving Theseus, deals with power. The third, involving the reader, deals with vision. You will see.