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Black Ships

by Jo Graham

Published by Orbit

Print edition 2008

Reviewed by Sue Wheeler
Review posted 11/15/08



Historical fantasy retelling the Aeneid through the eyes of the oracle Gull, a disciple of the Lady of the Dead. Taken to the Lady's temple after being lamed in a chariot accident, Gull quickly displays her power to see the future. Her first visionóblack ships fleeing a burning cityólets her recognize Aeneas. She joins him in a quest to found a new home for their people. A simple, yet compelling story.

The author plans to attend Balticon 43 May 22-25, 2009.









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