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The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries #9)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  437 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish. When he and Flavia, Nubia, and Jonathan hear that freeborn children are being kidnapped, they set sail. Their mission takes them from Corinth to Rhodes, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, where they encounter a slave-dealer known as "the Colossus"--and a d ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by Roaring Brook Press (first published 2005)
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Diesmal erfährt man viel über die Legende der Argonauten und über das Segeln in der Antike.
Lupus will seinen Schwur einlösen, die Kinder zu retten, die sein Onkel als Sklaven verkauft hat und muss eine schwere Entscheidung treffen. Wenn soll er retten, seine Freunde und die fremden Kinder oder seine Mutter, die er seit Jahren nicht mehr gesehen hat.
Der Titel des Buches ist diesmal wunderbar mehrdeutig und extrem passend.
Insgesamt nicht mehr ganz so stark wie Band 7 und 8, aber immer noch sehr sp
Jul 12, 2013 Leah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Older Children/Teens into Mysteries
Recommended to Leah by: The front cover allured me
After the last few books had picked up in standards, I wa a bit dissappointed in this one. Granted it could have been worse, but it certainly could also have been better.

The work into research would have been great for this book, with the setting changing from Rome, to a sailing ship in AD 80, to the Greek islands. I think it was a great accomplishment with the bits of knowledge shown throughout. I did enjoy the story-line too, of the four friends tracking down lupus's mother and saving slaves a
The Colossus of Rhodes had a good mixture of genres, including mystery, action, and adventure. I liked how the author focused on the journey to Rhodes, in which the ship past many Greek islands. I also liked the rituals that the author wrote about, which were normal practice before going on a voyage. Another good thing was that the characters were very strong. They maintained throughout the book, and were able to portray a strong emotion if necessary. The actual climax was unsuspecting and made ...more
Vicki Cline
The four young detectives sail to Rhodes (along with Flavia's father) to find a slave dealer who has been kidnapping freeborn children and selling them. On the way, Lupus slips away to a nearby island, where he was born, to search for his mother. The confrontation on Rhodes is quite dramatic.
Rachel S.
in this ON YOUR TOES BOOK! children have gone missing and flavia, johnathin, loupis, and nubia diside that the best way to find the villin is to follow his tracks!so they go on a voyage with Flavia's father, wile Loupus has made a vow to find his mother and never come back to Ostia!
Read this soon after the Falco mystery See Delphi and Die as well as the non-fiction book about ancient Roman tourist routes, Rte 66AD so this book was like old home week in Greece and environs. Parts of it were very serious. Overall wonderful as always for this series.
Chris Eboch
My friend says her nine-year-old son devours these historical mysteries, and I can see why. It took me awhile to get into it, but then I enjoyed the colorful scenery, tense mystery, and characters who are not always likable but are sympathetic.
Mrs. Roy
This series continues to make me think about the horrors of slavery in the ancient world, especially for children. I enjoyed all the references to a possible love interest for Flavia too. Very satisfying.
This book was sooo good, it started out boring but it ended up really cool. I stayed up till 10 pm finishing it! It was soooo awesome.
Review by Blake age 8
Seeing other locations at this period of time is interesting. There is a touch of mystical Christianity about the ending of this one.
Diana Sandberg
This series is still quite interesting and enjoyable; good character development.
Chasing down the Biggest Trader of slave traders and Lupus' mother.
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Caroline Lawrence won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at University College London. She now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children.

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