On the eve of her fifteenth birthday, Claudia is unexpectedly summoned to Rome by the father she hasn't seen in ten years, a wealthy and powerful senator. She finds herself with both a new family and a luxurious new home in the capital of the world's greatest empire.
But Claudia soon discovers a contest of power and ambition is secretly being waged -- and she is the prize. Torn between two rivals for her hand in marriage, she must choose between her duty and her heart ... a choice that could have deadly consequences.
From multi-award-winning author Frances Watts comes a gripping mystery of love and intrigue set in Ancient Rome.
About the Author
Frances Watts worked as a bookseller and editor for nearly ten years before she began her writing career. Her first picture book, 'Kisses for Daddy' (illustrated by David Legge), was an Honour Book in the 2006 CBCA Awards and has sold thousands of copies around the world. Her next two picture books with David Legge, 'Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books' and 'Captain Crabclaw's Crew' both won accolades in the CBCA Awards. More recently, she won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for 'Goodnight, Mice!' (with Judy Watson). Frances lives in Sydney's Inner West.
For Ages: 10+ years old
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.28