Black Ships

  • by Jo Graham
  • Narrated by Gigi Shane
  • 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The world is ending. One by one the mighty cities are falling to earthquakes, to floods, to raiders on both land and sea.
In a time of war and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, chosen at the age of seven to be the voice of the Lady of the Dead, it is her destiny to counsel kings.
When nine black ships appear, captained by an exiled Trojan prince, Gull must decide between the life she has been destined for and the most perilous adventure--to join the remnant of her mother's people in their desperate flight. From the doomed bastions of the City of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian court to the haunted caves beneath Mount Vesuvius, only Gull can guide Prince Aeneas on his quest, and only she can dare the gates of the Underworld itself to lead him to his destiny.
In the last shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one woman dreams of the world beginning anew. This is her story.

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What the Critics Say

"Haunting and bittersweet, lush and vivid, this extraordinary story has lived with me since I first read it." (Naomi Novik, author of His Majesty's Dragon)

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What did you like best about this story?


Another great novel byJo Graham including a lot of historical detail in her books. This one did not disappoint! If you love historical fictions, this is surely one to buy. Narrator is good too.


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- med c

Retelling of Virgil and Homer stories.

Would you listen to Black Ships again? Why?

Yes. I'm going to continue on in the series. I think it would be kind of fun to read Virgil and Homer then this again.


If you’ve listened to books by Jo Graham before, how does this one compare?

This is my first time.


Have you listened to any of Gigi Shane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first time.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were a few parts that did make me laugh. I found the little argument while some were sleeping funny. I didn't cry.


Any additional comments?

I liked it. It's mainly from the POV of Gull, an oracle. It's also a great deal of being on ships on the sea and trying to survive and having freedom. There is a romance in this. There are a few humorous scenes. I'll put it on the TRL for in case I'd like to

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- R. R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2015
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press