A book about a young boy's life at the edge of the Roman Empire, Britain. Strong Christian themes run throughout. The third and last in a trilogy, the Tales of Rome, after the adventures that Bryn encountered in A Captive in Rome and Rome in Flames.
'The hold was pitch dark. I could hear confused movements at the far end, as the crew woke up. Suddenly, the main hatch was thrown open by someone up on deck. Candlelight flickered on fierce, bearded faces staring down into the hold.
"Pirates," Tiro whispered in my ear. "Don't move".'
After four years in Rome, Bryn is ready to return to one of the most dangerous and uncivilised countries in the Empire - Britain!
Taking his friends with him, Bryn discoverers that the journey is treacherous and that his homeland is not as he left it. A new threat is looming: a second rebellion is being planned. Will it bring ruin to the people?
This wasn't as good as the first two books, but I still really enojoyed it.
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- Reading Age: 11+
- Reading Aloud Age: 10+
Occasinal descriptions a bit gruesome.
A bit sad.
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