Author(s): Caroline Lawrence
The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.
The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.
His task: To avoid capture and death.
His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.
His destiny: To save the children.
Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.
Promising to be just as thrilling and richly detailed as her Roman Mysteries. THE BOOKSELLER Full of thrills and excitement from the very first sentence. -- Linda Lawlor THE BOOKBAG This exciting adventure really captures the attention as well as being packed with authentic historical detail -- Sarah Brew PARENTS IN TOUCH There is an excellent history lesson nestling among all the adventures the children encounter -- Ann Giles The Book Witch This is a very atmospheric, exciting story full of historical detail and surprises. -- Debbie PRIMARY TIMES - HAMPSHIRE An interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing. SCHOOL LIBRARIAN on ROMAN MYSTERIES This is a fast-paced, exciting and dramatic story... -- Juliette POP CLASSICS A brilliant page-turner which will undoubtedly keep KS2 children on the edge of their seats. If only all historical fiction was as carefully researched as this. ENGLISH 4-11
Caroline Lawrence is American. She lives with her husband by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She took part in the British Museum's POMPEII LIVE event, giving talks that were streamed to schools all over the UK, and she is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. In addition to the 17 novels in the ROMAN MYSTERIES sequence, Caroline Lawrence has written five spin-off titles, all of which have contributed to total UK sales in excess of 1 million copies. Visit Caroline's website at http://www.carolinelawrence.com and follow her on Twitter @CarolineLawrenc.