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In the Shadow of Heroes

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Fourteen-year-old Cadmus has been scholar Tullus’s slave since he was a baby – his master is the only family he knows.

But when Tullus disappears and a taciturn slave called Tog – formerly a British princess – arrives with a secret message, Cadmus’s life is turned upside down. The pair follow a trail that leads to Emperor Nero himself, and his crazed determination to posses
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 7th 2019 by Chicken House Books
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Caroline
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
An excellent adventure story set in the times of the Emperor Nero. Believable hero and heroine, good mystery and and understanding of Rome, written by Classics teacher Nick Bowling. Good addition to your shelves for KS3
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved every one of the Latin references - scriptorem laudo, but Witchborn was better.
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Detailed historical adventure/mystery with heroic protagonists.
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Nicholas Bowling is an author, stand-up comic, musician, and Latin teacher from London. He graduated from Oxford University in 2007 with a BA in Classics and English, and again in 2010 with a Masters in Greek and Latin Language and Literature, before moving to his first teaching job at Trinity School, Croydon. While writing Witchborn, he also performed a solo show at the Edinburgh festival, and ha ...more