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shortly but first i need to get somethingbut first i need to get something too why did the boar hunt last like 2 seconds it was also never fully xplained why 2 girls were able to defeat the boar when 30 or 40 so grown men couldn t and died doing it fine so they re good but inhuman they are not and too much of the mythology tried to pass as dialogue with one character telling it to another used WAY too much it is simply not a storytelling device any it was turning my brain into mush i seriously CANNOT stand it a second longer maybe i m just not wired to think like a young adult any 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 Code Cosmos 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 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 withverything She gets her way with verything She is smarter slyer and altogether better than veryone Conspiration des élites : Tome 2, Armageddon else atverything by the ripe old age of fourteen she is actually much younger throughout the first half of the book yet that doesn t impair her knowledge or skills at all The other characters serve as foils or teachers for Helen Okay Obviously Ms Friesner wanted to make Helen a strong female character which is all nice and well but most if not all of it is much too unbelievable In fact it seems Ms Friesner wanted to glamorize Aides à l'Ascension dans la 5ème dimension: Communiqué des Êtres de Sirius A every femalexcluding Clytemnestra Helen s twin sister in the book and biggest foil Helen is perfect Helen is unhuman Root for her Nay I wanted to bash her on the head 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 lo. 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 ngaging heroine you cannot help but root 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 names and citiesI can t wait nough for the second book to see how this all will Anunnaki: Reptiliens dans l’histoire de l’humanité end or start and I thinks this series is one I would grow to loveOne of t 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 andncouraged 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 no point does it feel like it takes place in SpartaHelen 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 xercise 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 ONLY BY SLAVES No upper class Spartan woman did that sort of work let alone a princess 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 xercise 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 Contacts avec les Pléiadiens - La mission du Rexégéna exercise not getting TOxercise 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 Aides à l'Ascension dans la 5ème dimension: Communiqué des Êtres de Sirius A 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 sexistxpectations 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 TOME 2. OVNIS EXTRATERRESTRES : TRANSCRIPTIONS DES RÉUNIONS ENTRE LES ÉTATS-UNIS ET LES EXTRATERRESTRES EN 1947 ET… end result was that I felt that this booknds up being the opposite of Connaissances interdites empowering because by showing a culture far removed from our own being sexist in soxactly 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 Les Ovnis et la défense: A quoi doit-on se préparer ? every book have anmpowering 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 A fascinating look at not just the. 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 The Alien Agendas: A Speculative Analysis of Those Visiting Earth (English Edition) embroidery And despite what her mother says she's notven close to being interested in getting married Instead she wants to do combat training with her older brot. ,
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Of The Book About Howthe book about how 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 This book was pretty goodSome parts were Le Roswell russe - Révélations sur les mystères ufologiques de l'Union Soviétique 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 cool to see this author s view on Helen s childhood though it wasn t written that well There were only a few things that bothered me The author italicizes words way too often about ten timesvery page and so that was uite frustrating Also the author had a tendency to go off on a rant about things that weren t that important or significant to the plot Lastly the author left out a few things that were supposed to have happened to Helen when she was at a certain age For Les apparitions d'humanoïdes - Nos étranges visiteurs vus à travers les rencontres du 3e type example she was never kidnapped by Theseus at age ten but rather passed that year with nothing like that happening which made me feelxasperated Other than that it was pretty good It left off at a cliffhanger and I ll probably read the seuel I don t have a lot of thoughts on this one I really like Hellen a lot and PEOPLE MISSING IN THE WOODS.: People are disappearing in the Woods. True Stories of Unexplained Disappearances… 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 toscape a neighboring Kingdom because she thought she was going to be forced into a marriage then there was a wild boar hunt then another thing and another and another the plot kept changing and it was this build up to these big dramatic things and then they would be over in two seconds and it sort of felt like well then what was the point I mean it felt lik 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 revi L'affaire B. - Une enquête ufologique 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 throughout the course of this book and the text is GINORMOUS if this was a word doc in traditional times new roman size 12 font this would barely hit 100 pages no plot no character REALLY just a half baked premise is this what you intend to feed your young adult readers the main character annoyed the hell out of me she tried to make her sound like she wasn t being a complete selfish ass by going off and doing whatever the hell she wants but fails miserably because in thend her character helen goes anyway and to hell with 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 nemies such as the self proclaimed son of Poseidon Theseus it's what also intrigues charms and.
Esther M. Friesner