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Black Ships - Jo Graham
Black Ships
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316068000 (0316068004)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 397
Edition language: English
Series: Numinous World (#1)
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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...
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 Black Ships
Enjoyable fantasy retelling of the Aeneid. I really liked the main characters, and the slightly off-beat love triangle between them (Yes, I liked a love triangle!). The feeling of fleeing before the wind as the world crumbled down around them was very evocative and well-written. Overall, it's a gorg...
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...
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Gen's Shelves rated it
5.0 Black Ships
This book is so far up my alley that it's in my backyard, or possibly in my living room. I adored it! I don't know if I'll enjoy the sequels as much, since I loved these specific characters so much and as I understand it there's a lot of reincarnation ahead, but I look forward very much to finding...
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