The Archers of ISCA by Caroline Lawrence


The Archers of ISCA by Caroline Lawrence

The second thrilling adventure in a new historical series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. Britannia AD 94. On the run from the Emperor Domitian, fifteen-year-old Fronto has joined the Roman army in order to find the security and structure he craves. But when his younger sister Ursula is captured by a terrifying Druid called Snakebeard, he must make an impossible decision. Can he leave the army, when desertion is punishable by death? His desire: To become a good soldier His quest: To rescue his sister His destiny: To find his place in Roman Britain From the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in this book are a British Iron Age Village, Bath Spa and the fortress at Caerleon.


Promising to be just as thrilling and richly detailed as her Roman Mysteries. THE BOOKSELLER This exciting adventure really captures the attention as well as being packed with authentic historical detail -- Sarah Brew PARENTS IN TOUCH on ESCAPE FROM ROME There is an excellent history lesson nestling among all the adventures the children encounter -- Ann Giles THE BOOK WITCH on ESCAPE FROM ROME Full of thrills and excitement from the very first sentence. -- Linda Lawlor THE BOOKBAG on ESCAPE FROM ROME This is a very atmospheric, exciting story full of historical detail and surprises. -- Debbie PRIMARY TIMES - HAMPSHIRE on ESCAPE FROM ROME Immensely readable TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT on ROMAN MYSTERIES An interesting and exciting read that is extremely well researched. It is packed with accurate detail of everyday Roman life. The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing. SCHOOL LIBRARIAN on ROMAN MYSTERIES Instantly accessible adventure ... trans-century appeal THE GUARDIAN on ROMAN MYSTERIES

About the Author

Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence was our Guest Editor in September 2102 - Click here to see her selections.

Caroline Lawrence was born in London. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist.

When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, where she won a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge. There, at Newnham College, she studied Classical Art and Archaeology.

The books in the series are:
The Thieves of Ostia
The Secrets of Vesuvius
The Pirates of Pompeii
The Assassins of Rome
The Dolphins of Laurentum
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
The Enemies of Jupiter
The Gladiators from Capua
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Fugitive from Corinth
The Sirens of Surrentum
The Charioteer of Delphi
The Slave Girl from Jerusalem
The Beggar of Volubilis
The Scribes from Alexandria
The Prophet from Ephesus
And finally…
The Man from Pomegranate Street

THE ROMAN MYSTERIES have sold over 1.1 million copies since its introduction in 2001 and in 2009 won the Classical Association Prize for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics' THE ROMAN MYSTERIES has been recognised as having an exemplary combination of entertainment and education.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

6th October 2016



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