Reading progress update: I've read 32%.

A Thousand Ships - Natalie Haynes

Having held off for so long, she thought her eyes would not remember what to do. But many days later, standing in front of the funeral pyre of Achilles – cut down in battle by Apollo, they said – she did weep. And she wept for everyone but him.

I find it impossible not to compare A Thousand Ships with The Silence of the Girls, as both books deal with the same story - and some of the same characters - so far. However, Haynes seems to give a fuller picture than Barker.

This does not make for easy reading, but I love Haynes' narrative voice.