Ithaca

Claire North

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EAN:  9780356516059
Publicatiedatum:   07-09-2022
Uitvoering:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  400

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This is the story of Penelope of Ithaca, famed wife of Odysseus, as it has never been told before. Beyond Ithaca's shores, the whims of gods dictate the wars of men. But on the isle, it is the choices of the abandoned women - and their goddesses - that will change the course of the world.

Seventeen years ago, king Odysseus sailed to war with Troy, taking with him every man of fighting age from the island of Ithaca. None of them have returned, and the women have been left behind to run the kingdom.

Penelope was barely into womanhood when she wed Odysseus. Whilst he lived, her position was secure. But now, years on, speculation is mounting that husband is dead, and suitors are starting to knock at her door . . .

But no one man is strong enough to claim Odysseus' empty throne - not yet. Between Penelope's many suitors, a cold war of dubious alliances and hidden knives reigns, as everyone waits for the balance of power to tip one way or another. If Penelope chooses one from amongst them, it will plunge Ithaca into bloody civil war. Only through cunning and her spy network of maids can she maintain the delicate balance of power needed for the kingdom to survive.

    EAN: 9780356516059
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    Uitgever: Hachette Collections
    Publicatiedatum:   07-09-2022
    Uitvoering: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Status: Niet bestelbaar
    Aantal pagina's: 400