Can’t Wait Wednesday : Ithaca (Penelope #1) by Claire North

Posted On 4 May 2022

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“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: Ithaca (Penelope #1) by Claire North.  Ancient Greece – oh yes, sign me up!  


‘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 . . .

Expected publication : September 2022


4 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Ithaca (Penelope #1) by Claire North”

  1. Tammy

    I’m very curious about this. But I’ll wait for some reviews first because I’m not a big fan of the author.

  2. DJ (@BookwormM.D.)

    Always a fan of Greek mythology retellings or a hearing it from a different point of view!

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Sounds intriguing! And old Greek myths never fail to catch my attention… 🙂

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The author is kind of hit or miss with me, but I love the Ancient Greece angle 😀

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