Go Quest, Young Man

Go Quest, Young Man

by Ru Emerson
     
 
First in an all-new trilogy based on the Universal Television series. Seeking fortune, fame and Gabrielle's approval, Joxer signs up for a suspicious quest. But Xena discovers that some unpleasantly familiar faces are involved: Menelaus, the King of Sparta, and a venal priest of Apollo named Avicus. King and priest are up to no good.

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First in an all-new trilogy based on the Universal Television series. Seeking fortune, fame and Gabrielle's approval, Joxer signs up for a suspicious quest. But Xena discovers that some unpleasantly familiar faces are involved: Menelaus, the King of Sparta, and a venal priest of Apollo named Avicus. King and priest are up to no good.

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VOYA - Voya Reviews
Although Xena might be the queen of action adventure, Emerson is surely the queen of televison tie-in novels. In this first book of a trilogy, the story centers on Joxer, the bumbling tagalong to Xena and Gabrielle. Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and Avicus, priest of Apollo, lure Joxer into going on a quest to find the Sacred Ewer of Persephone. The only problem is, the Ewer does not exist. Menelaus and Avicus use it as bait to locate Menelaus's wife, Helen of Troy--find the Ewer and they find Helen. Menelaus will do anything to get her back. Joxer is only one of many men chosen for the quest. Avicus selected him especially because of his connection to Xena and Gabrielle. He thinks Xena is the one who helped Helen escape and who knows where she is. Gabrielle and Xena spend most of the book trying to catch up to Joxer and stop him on his fool's mission. The book ends just as they finally get together on a ship heading for Rhodes. Some Xena fans may find this story less than satisfying because it is mostly about Joxer. If your library has patrons who are fans, this might be an appropriate addition to a collection, but only with the other two books in the series. By itself, it is not a complete story and leaves readers hanging at the end. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Ace, Ages 13 to 18, 273p, $5.99 pb. Reviewer: Vicky Burkholder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441006373
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Xena, Warrior Princess Series
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.77(d)

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