A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Expected Publication: May 2nd 2019
Genres: Historical, Greek Mythology Retelling
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…
REASONS I’M EXCITED FOR A THOUSAND SHIPS
- I love mytholology — after all, I ran a whole readathon based around it (and Round 2, Norse themed, is coming in September). I’m tempted to keep this for #mythothon 2 but, realistically, I’ll probably read it as soon as I can grab it.
- Typically male-centric narrative, reframed to consider and focus on the women? Done!
- The cover looks subtle and beautifully classy. And I think it’s going to look even more stunning in person.
What are you currently reading?
ebook: Hamilton’s Battalion by Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole & Rose Lerner and The True Queen by Zen Cho
What do you think you’ll read next? Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young