Nobody’s Prize by Esther Friesner

What do you get when you add fiction plus Greek Mythology? You get a freaking awesome story written by Ester Friesner!!! Hehehe O.K. so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s so true.

In this second novel about Helen of Sparta, we are placed in action at the very ending of the first in the series, Nobody’s Princess. We start out on the trek that Helen and Milo has started, looking for the warriors that are seeking the Golden Fleece. Helen and her best pal Milo use their wiles to trick and convince other seamen to lead them to their ultimate goals.

Through their journey they meet a lot of interesting and “historical” figures. They meet the almighty Herakles, his nephew Iolaus, Jason and his Argonauts, Hylas, and many many more. Their adventures are extremely dangerous and not everyone makes it out of them alive.

The story is very dramatic and makes you want more and more to see what will happen to Helen next. By the end of this story we end up meeting Agamemnon and Menelaus, which only shows the reader that there will have to be another in the series. The story is so well known its exciting to see how it will unfold.

I really enjoy these types of stories, because we don’t have any clue as to how history played out. We know nothing of the back story and to have an author play out one of many plots that could have happened, its exciting to see what they can come up with in the end. I really enjoy Friesner’s writing and how she makes you emotionally involved with all the characters. You really feel for Helen and all the crap that she has to go through. And even though the story is so well known, you still want to read on because you don’t know what other mishap can befall upon her.

I definitely would recommend this series to people that like Mythology and just a plain good story.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Book Dweeb
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 19:14:02

    I really need to read this. I love mythology, especially Greek and Roman šŸ™‚

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