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Black Ships - Jo Graham
Black Ships
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3.62 145
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316068000 (0316068004)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 397
Edition language: English
Series: Numinous World (#1)
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susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 Black Ships
This is the story of Gull, a slave born of a slave. Her mother and many people like her were taken from fallen Troy. Gull was allowed to stay with her mother, working the flax that grew along the irrigation ditches until the day an accident left her crippled. Her mother found her another role in lif...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Black Ships
Even though this book can be found in the fantasy aisle of the bookstore, there is little fantastical here that couldn't be rationalized, other than a few visions of prophecy. With Vergil's Aeneid as her basis, Graham uses the latest scholarship to recreate the late Bronze Age Mediterranean world. I...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Black Ships
Jo Graham takes Virgil's Aeneid and does a retelling of it from the point of view of the Pythia. She begins the story as Gull, a slave born of rape but still loved by her mother. When her ankle is broken she is apprenticed to the Pythia of the dark goddess Persephone, Lady of the dead, and she bec...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
A re-telling of the Aeneid, from the point of view of Aeneas’s oracle. It made an interesting counter-point to Ursula LeGuin’s Lavinia, which I loooooooved. Graham’s retelling is very solid, with a sense of the world changing around the characters, which generally speaking I really enjoy. And Gull i...
Infinite Satellite
Infinite Satellite rated it
3.0
Concept: APlot: BCharacter Development: BWriting: BPacing: BEnding: BCover Art: A+ x 1,000,000In this retelling of the Aeneid from the female perspective, a crippled slave girl grows up to become the Oracle of the Goddess of Death, meets Aeneas, and joins his people on their journey to foreign lands...
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