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.