From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...
Rome is a frightening place. But little does Christian slave girl Mary realise the dangers that await her when she accompanies her master to the city. It is the day of the chariot races and Mary finds herself the only witness to a terrible crime. Soon it is not just the thieves and drunks she has to worry about, but someone far more cruel and powerful...
A tale based on a key moment in Roman history, full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.
Book band: Brown
Ideal for ages 7+
Quizzed for Accelerated Reader
Terry Deary is the author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 40 languages. His Horrible Histories will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2018, and have sold over 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. 2018 will also be the 40th anniversary of his first children's book. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding Children's Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.