Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Ships

Hello!

Today I thought I join in Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine but has since been adapted with Can’t Wait Wednesday by Teresa at Wishful Endings.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature that showcases upcoming release that we are dying to get to!

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A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

 

 

A Thousand Ships

 

Published by: Mantle

Publication date: 2 May 2019


 

Summary

This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them…

In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash .

The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all.

Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, A Thousand Ships gives voices to the women, girls and goddesses who, for so long, have been silent.


 

Why I can’t wait to read this

A Thousand Ships is a retelling of the Trojan War for an all-female perspective. Haynes gives voice to all the women, girls from both sides of the war along with goddesses who in a number of retellings are silenced.

I love Greek myth retellings — it’s one of my book buying buzzwords — but more importantly my favourite Greek myth is the Trojan War. The Trojan War was a story my mum told when when I was 5 or 6 and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.

While I own a copy of Haynes’ pervious book, The Children of Jocasta, I haven’t read it yet. I’ve heard great things about her writing and think I read this new book first.

I’ve also heard the novel compared to Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood and I adore book of those novel, I gave them both 5 stars. Am very excited that I’ll be able to get my hands on this book soon!

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That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know which books release date you cannot wait for.

Until next time, happy reading!
Dearna

 

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