A masterpiece of imaginative storytelling from World Fantasy award-winning author Claire North, Ithaca spins the untold story Penelope--famed wife of Odysseus--and the other abandoned women of the isle of Ithaca, as they fight for the survival of their kingdom under the watchful eyes of the goddesses of Olympus. "The greatest power we women 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.