A Thousand Ships
by Natalie Haynes
PBR Review: (by- Linda )

I tend to love books that are complex with lots of layers and challenges. And Greek Mythology fascinates me. I'm a huge fan of Madeline Miller's CIRCE and THE SONG OF ACHILLES, so I never expected to like this book as much, but I did.

This story tells what happens to the women when their men go to war, what it's like to be female in an ancient male-dominated society, and the dismal destiny of those who survive the war. It's clever and insightful and shows us that war is won and lost on the battlefield and by those left behind. It's not always an easy read, especially starting out - but it wasn't long before I was totally captivated and didn't want the story to end. Highly recommend.



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