March AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be a hundred days of games to open his new Flavian amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Suspecting that their friend Jonathan is not dead, as they had thought, Flavia, Nubia and Lupus organise an invitation to Rome on the pretence of witnessing this historic event.
Their search for Jonathan leads them straight to the games, where they must face wild beasts, criminals, conspirators and gladiators. It is Nubia's turn to employ all her courage and talents, and before the end of the story she is called upon to make the most terrible choice.
A heart-pounding behind-the-scenes account of gladiator fights, executions and beast fights makes this one of the most exciting Roman Mysteries yet.
About the Author
Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London.
"A corking adventure." -- Louisa Young Mail on Sunday, Dec 04
Series: Roman Mysteries Ser.
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 3rd June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.7 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1