Sundays in Bed With… Ithaca by Claire North

Happy Sunday! I’m back today with “Sundays in Bed With….” a meme dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today!  The meme was originally hosted by Midnight Book Girl.

Today, I’m in bed with:

Ithaca by Claire North

This is one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I started it yesterday with Leslie from Books Are the New Black. I adore mythology retellings and am enjoying the narrative voice and snarky tone of the story. It’s also so interesting to see the characters I know from The Odyssey and myths from a totally different perspective!

Special thanks to Orbit Books for sending me an advanced copy of the book!!


About the Book:

Series: Penelope #1

Page Length: 400

Publication Date: Sept. 6, 2022

Publisher: Orbit Books

Synopsis: ‘The greatest power we woman can own, is that we take in secret . . . ‘

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.

On Ithaca, everyone watches everyone else, and there is no corner of the palace where intrigue does not reign . . .

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon


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