WOW: A Thousand Ships

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A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Expected Publication:  May 2nd 2019
Genres: Historical, Greek Mythology Retelling
Pages: 352

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A Thousand ShipsThis 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…



  • 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 did you recently finish reading? The Cold Is in Her Bones
by Peternelle van Arsdale

What do you think you’ll read next? Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

38 thoughts on “WOW: A Thousand Ships”

    1. I’ve still got The Silence of the Girls on my shelf to read. I was so excited about it but never got around to it. Hopefully, if this gets me in the mood I’ll want to read both 🙂

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    1. Not gonna lie, thats partly why I’ve stuck with it 😂
      It’s so great that we’re now getting mythology/ ancient history where the women aren’t just set dressing 😊

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  1. I agree about the cover, it’s simple and yet classic and nice 😀 I’m also very excited about Mythoton 2! I don’t know much about Norse mythology other than Loki being queer, so I’m double excited to see your recommendations and the prompts.

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    1. I’ve read so little Norse retellings, this readathon is going to be an adventure lol. I’m hoping to squeeze in a few before Sept, but I might aim to read more actually themed books this time around.

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      1. I don’t think I read any other than Magnus Chase 😀 I have a copy of Gospel of Loki but haven’t read it yet. I doubt I’ll put it off until September, but who even knows with my reading schedule.

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  2. Ooooh A Thousand Ships sounds incredible! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it, it sounds 100% up my alley. I love anything Classics-related, haha. I also love the sound of your #mythothon so I’m definitely going to try to participate in that. Thanks for bringing A Thousand Ships to my attention. 🙂

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  3. Ohh great CWW pick this is the first time I have heard or seen this book and it looks absolutely amazing, I hope you really do enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW post last week.

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  4. I love the sound of this! I am interested in mythology too and I love that this one focuses on women. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention!

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