Friesner, Esther. Nobody's prize.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

FRIESNER, Esther. Nobody's prize. (Sequel to Nobody's Princess.) Random House. 306p. c2008. 978-0-375-87531-1. $16.99. JS

The princess is Helen. It's the Bronze Age, and Helen is having another adventure before she has to settle down and get married. She decides to disguise herself as a boy and get on the Argo and sail with Jason (of the Golden Fleece quest). With her is the devoted servant/friend Milo, who tries to save her from whatever peril she faces. Milo cares about Helen a great deal. Helen's brothers are also on the Argo, sailing with Jason, but they don't know for some time that Helen is on board too. As the narcissistic Jason sails on, trying to increase his heroic standing, several unfortunate romances ensue. For instance, Hercules (yes, that Hercules) sees Helen's boy self and gets a crush on her/him. At the end of this series of adventures, reunited with...

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