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review Nobody's Princess Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 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 Do you like heroines who are strong independent and self sufficient You may want to meet Helen She s not your average princess Sure her mother and father are king and ueen of Sparta And sure she may grow up to be Helen of Troy But Helen is a young firecracker of a character She is not going to stand around learning how to do needlework while her two brothers Castor and Polydeuces get to have all the fun of learning to ride and hunt She s not going to miss out on all the fun of learning how to use spears and swords Disguising herself as a boy she fools everyone but her brothers and their teacher Glaucus Fortunately for Helen he bought into her theory of how the future ueen of the country needs to be able to defend herself Now being an adventurer and hunter like her brothers isn t all fun and games Helen is learning it takes hard work sacrifice and a strong mind Some may call her pretty But Helen pays them no attention She wants one thing in life freedom to live HOW she chooses Beauty can be just as much of a hindrance as a help in that regards The Bone Man of Benares A Lunatic Trip Through Love and the World ride and hunt She s not going to miss out on all the fun of learning how to use spears and swords Disguising herself as a boy she fools everyone but her brothers and their teacher Glaucus Fortunately for Helen he bought into her theory of how the future ueen of the country needs to be able to defend herself Now being an adventurer and hunter like her brothers isn t all fun and games Helen is learning it takes hard work sacrifice and a strong mind Some may call her pretty But Helen pays them no attention She wants one thing in life freedom to live HOW she chooses Beauty can be just as much of a hindrance as a help in that The Lost Lupin regards

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review Nobody's Princess Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB Amuses 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 An historical novel about Helen of Sparta before she grew up and became Helen of Troy Sounded compelling to me Especially because Sparta is such a fascinating complex and often problematic cultureUnfortunately I got the impression from this book that it was written as a generic Western princess fairytale the publisher thought it was too bland and encouraged the author to put a Grecian gloss over the thing It s still generic and bland and at no point does it feel like it takes place in SpartaHelen is a spoiled brat who reads like a modern pre teen She spends most of the book whiningHelen s big thing is that she wants to train with her brothers doing physical exercise instead of sitting in the house spinning and weaving with her mother and sisters Later she meets an oh so unusual horsewoman and has to sneak around to learn to ride secretlyHere s in thing in Sparta spinning and weaving was done ONLY BY SLAVES No upper class Spartan woman did that sort of work let alone a princess And could we POSSIBLY call the garments worn by Spartan women chitons not dresses Speaking of clothing Spartan women freuently did not wear clothing when they were doing the strenuous exercise and physical training that ALL young Spartans male and female participated in A young Spartan woman would have had a time of it getting OUT of having to exercise not getting TO exercise Not only that but upper class Spartan women freuently rode horses bred horses and owned horses OK I don t mind having preconceptions challenged by a novel Perhaps the past wasn t like our concepts about it Open my horizons Challenge me But nothing about this book s setting felt Spartan or even foreign at all It was Ren Faire Medieval than anything I have no problem at all with stories that show young women struggling against the sexist expectations of their societyThe problem here though is that this ISN T a Spartan society It s Our society with a pseudo Medieval pseudo Greek gloss on itThe end result was that I felt that this book ends up being the opposite of empowering because by showing a culture far removed from our own being sexist in so exactly the same ways as our own instead of showing that sexist stereotypes can be overcome and defeated it actually reinforces the message that these ideas about women are universal throughout the world and history and therefore are likely trueDon t get me wrong I don t demand that every book have an empowering message But I felt like this one meant to and it backfiredThe reason I like to read historical novels is to feel like I have been transported into another culture another way of living another way of seeing the world Based on those criteria this book was a complete failureIt went to the top of my to read list because I saw the seuel at the discount store and I was wondering if I should buy it The answer is no Souls in the Great Machine resulting story offers up humor action and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 root f An historical novel about Helen of Sparta before she grew up and became Helen of Troy Sounded compelling to me Especially because Sparta is such a fascinating complex and often problematic cultureUnfortunately I got the impression from this book that it was written as a generic Western princess fairytale the publisher thought it was too bland and encouraged the author to put a Grecian gloss over the thing It s still generic and bland and at no point does it feel like it takes place in SpartaHelen is a spoiled brat who THE WALLPAPER CHASE reads like a modern pre teen She 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challenged by a novel Perhaps the past wasn t like our concepts about it Open my horizons Challenge me But nothing about this book s setting felt Spartan or even foreign at all It was Ren Faire Medieval than anything I have no problem at all with stories that show young women struggling against the sexist expectations of their societyThe problem here though is that this ISN T a Spartan society It s Our society with a pseudo Medieval pseudo Greek gloss on itThe end Know What I Saw? result was that I felt that this book ends up being the opposite of empowering because by showing a culture far The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections removed from our own being sexist in so exactly the same ways as our own instead of showing that sexist stereotypes can be overcome and defeated it actually Gunnin' For Love reinforces the message that these ideas about women are universal throughout the world and history and therefore are likely trueDon t get me wrong I don t demand that every book have an empowering message But I felt like this one meant to and it backfiredThe MIA Hunter reason I like to Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid read historical novels is to feel like I have been transported into another culture another way of living another way of seeing the world Based on those criteria this book was a complete failureIt went to the top of my to Magic and Mayhem read list because I saw the seuel at the discount store and I was wondering if I should buy it The answer is no

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review Nobody's Princess Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner 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

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    [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner The description says you'll find yourself rooting for Helen I beg to disagree I felt just the opposite Helen is a spoiled stubborn selfish impulsive immature bratty child She is inconform with everything She gets her way with everything She is

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    Esther M. Friesner ¼ 3 review download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Esther M. Friesner [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner Do you like heroines who are strong independent and self sufficient You may want to meet Helen She's not your average princess Sure her mother

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    download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Esther M. Friesner [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner Esther M. Friesner ¼ 3 review eh crappy ya novels seriously what is up with that ya novels tend to be better than just slapping random words together right there is a most definite lack of direction in this and the characters lack depth but fine again ya novel is it possible to stop introducing such immature characters and trying to make them pass for mature just a thought that doesn't sound unreasonable rightanother point is of course that nothing really happens thro

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    free read Nobody's Princess [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Esther M. Friesner 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

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    Esther M. Friesner ¼ 3 review [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner I don't have a lot of thoughts on this one I really like Hellen a lot and enjoyed following her throughout the story I also loved a lot of the side characters and the characters were really what kept me going But the plot was kind of a mess It felt like we were jumping from one thing to another and they were barely connected I mean she was needing to escape a neighboring Kingdom because she thought she was going to be forced int

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    [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner This book was pretty goodSome parts were exciting while others were kind of boring I thought the idea was pretty interesting since I love Greek mythology and I'm fascinated with the legend of Helen and TroyIt was c

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    [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner download ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ Esther M. Friesner Esther M. Friesner ¼ 3 review 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 ow

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    free read Nobody's Princess [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner Esther M. Friesner ¼ 3 review An historical novel about Helen of Sparta before she grew up and became Helen of Troy Sounded compelling to me Especially because Sparta is such a fascinating complex and often problematic cultureUnfortunately I

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    [Nobody's Princess] Free Ð Esther M. Friesner I loved it so much to tell a story like that was so cool and I found myself devouring the book in a couple of daysThe fact that I love greece and sparta to begin with was a plus to this book I was rapidly immerse on all the mythology and nam

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  • Paperback
  • 308
  • Nobody's Princess
  • Esther M. Friesner
  • English
  • 11 January 2020
  • 9780375875298