Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner

Nobody’s Princess
by Esther M. Friesner [j Friesner]

Helen of Sparta is tired of her life as a princess. Tired of sewing, tired of the fancy dresses, and of the social obligations, she decides that she wants to begin battle training with her two older brothers. Seeing her spunk and determination, the battle instructor agrees to train her if she will keep it a secret. It needs to stay a secret, because princesses who are the heir to the throne of Sparta should not be training, when their are other things they should be learning, such as the names of all their allies. Helen is done with rules though, and she wants more adventure in her life. Somewhat liberated from her boring life, Helen makes new friends and enemies.

Though book was pretty saturated with Greek Mythology, which has never held much of my personal interest, it was a fun and fresh look into the girl who would become Helen of Troy.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Nobody’s Prize, the sequel to Nobody’s Princess, also by Friesner; any other series by Friesner.]

[ Esther Friesner page on the Internet Speculative Fiction Database ]

Recommended by Marie P.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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