The Roman Conspiracy

The Roman Conspiracy

by Jack Mitchell
     
 

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Young Aulus Spurinna’s homeland, Etruria, has fallen prey to a rebel league of soldiers lead by Manlius, an experienced and dangerous Roman warrior. When his uncle dies under a cloud of mystery, Spurinna must take his uncle’s place as the landowner of all Etruria. In order to save his homeland from Manlius, Spurinna travels to Rome to seek help from a

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Young Aulus Spurinna’s homeland, Etruria, has fallen prey to a rebel league of soldiers lead by Manlius, an experienced and dangerous Roman warrior. When his uncle dies under a cloud of mystery, Spurinna must take his uncle’s place as the landowner of all Etruria. In order to save his homeland from Manlius, Spurinna travels to Rome to seek help from a Consul, Cicero. On his journey, Spurinna teams up with Cicero’s daughter, Tullia, and together they unravel a conspiracy that could overthrow the Roman Empire. Spurinna soon finds himself thrust into the midst of a deadly battle – and a fight to save his life, his home, and Rome.

This first novel by classical scholar Jack Mitchell is a gripping tale that vaults over the centuries to bring ancient Rome to thrilling life.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Mitchell's classical adventure rival's Caroline Lawrence's "The Roman Mysteries" (Millbrook) or Jane Yolen's "Young Heroes" series (HarperCollins). Raised by his aunt and uncle, Aulus Spurinna wants more than anything to see the great city of Rome. This wish comes true under tragic circumstances when his uncle mysteriously dies. The family's land and tenants are being plagued by pillaging soldiers, and, as the sole male heir, he must speak to their Protector in Rome to stop the carnage. Once there, Aulus teams up with Tullia, his protector's daughter, and they set out to find his uncle's murderer. Fast-paced action, an authentic setting, and realistic characterization all work together to make this an exciting journey to the ancient world.-Karen T. Bilton, Somerset County Library, Bridgewater, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887767135
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
484,739
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.61(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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