This is one of six biographies from the Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses, each focusing on a powerful princess from history. The others in the series include: Hatshepsut of Egypt, Isabella of Castile, Nur Jahan of India, Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman, and Sorghanghtani of Mongolia. This series appeals to our student population due to the engaging writing style, interesting topics, and engaging visuals. The maps, illustrations, and pictures are excellent and the page layouts add to the flow of the text. In this volume, the author focuses on the time period of the Persian Wars in Greece when Artemisia proved a wise regent queen and admiral in a time when women were generally powerless second class citizens. Although the author makes a point that there is no information available about Artemisia’s early years, there is no mention of the later years of her life. It seems likely that after playing such an important role in the Persian empire, there would be some record of the rest of her life. I would have liked to read more about her.