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READ ✓ Nobody's Princess ´ [Ebook] ➦ Nobody's Princess Author Esther M. Friesner – Insolpro.co.uk She is beautiful she is a princess and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for out of life Unlike her prissy sister Clytemnestra she takes no pleasure in wea She is beautiful she is a princess and ApShe is beautiful she is a princess and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for out of life Unlike her prissy sister Clytemnestra she takes no pleasure in weaving and embroidery And despite what her mother says she's not even close to being interested in getting married Instead she wants to do combat training with her older brot. I have to say this book did not work for me at all It's a retelling of the story of Helen of ancient Greece Somehow the modern voice applied to her narration just made the story feel totally shallow Like oh my heck it's the Oracle of Apollo Okay it wasn't that bad but the modern language took away the credibility of the story for me Another problem was that the character's voice didn't change to adjust for her age at all She spoke the same way at 6 at 10 and at 14 Again hard to suspend the disbelief Usually I really love books for young adults that feature a strong young woman but Helen came across as a tired cliche Of COURSE she would rather be a warrior than a wool spinning princess The worst part There's a seuel The story was really only getting started when the book ended Usually when a book has a seuel I feel I must read it no matter if I loved the first volume or not but I think I can skip the next one Nobody's Prize Give me a break

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Hers go on heroic adventures and be free to do what she wants and find out who she isNot one to count on the gods or her looks to take care of her Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and an attitude And while it's the attitude that makes Helen a few enemies such as the self proclaimed son of Poseidon Theseus it's what also intrigues charms and. I don't know what's wrong with me I want to like the books I read and yet I'm constantly disappointed Then I read the reviews and other people did like them So I think the problem is me I can definitely see recommending this book to fans of re told Greek myths especially ones featuring strong heroines But here's what I wanted If it's supposed to be historical fiction I wanted to know about what it would have been like to be Helen of Sparta before she became Helen of Troy if she were a spunky feminist who wanted to learn how to use a sword and travel the world How realistic would this have truly been If it's supposed to be myths brought to life then I wanted it to stick to the original stories without adding Helen to stories she wasn't a part of Also I'd prefer a concentration on one main story so there's a building of tension a climax etc instead of a rambling account of several different unrelated events Man I am picky and demanding I did like the probable realistic explanations for the stories that have come down to us as hyperbolic myths But I couldn't uite get my bearings in terms of the sensibility Do the characters think like ancient Greeks or like modern Americans Either is fine but I felt like it bounced back and forth

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Nobody's PrincessAmuses those who become her friends from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of DelphiIn Nobody's Princess author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy The resulting story offers up humor action and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root f. A fascinating look at not just the childhood of Helen of Troy but of the era in which she lived The historical notes at the back of the book talk about how Helen would have lived not in Greece's Golden Age when Homer was writing the Iliad but centuries before in the Bronze Age It put a whole new spin on the story reading and writing were nonexistent as was money and the women of Sparta really would have been huntresses in their own right Very intriguing My only complaint is that there were a few too many training montages if you will when Helen was learning some new skill