The Night Raid by Caroline Lawrence

The Night Raid

Written by Caroline Lawrence

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   YA readers   Reluctant Readers   
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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2014 - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Best-selling Caroline Lawrence doesn’t skimp on violence in this action-packed story which captures the bravery of two young boys, survivors of the carnage of the destruction of the city of Troy. Rye and Nisus are only six and thirteen when the great city falls. Both have suffered terrible tragedy and witnessed appalling violence. Following a leader who is determined to found a new Troy, the boys spend seven years voyaging towards their destination during which they train in all aspects of warfare in order to avenge the death of their respective relatives. When the chance to be heroes comes, Rye and Nisus seize it. But will they survive? And where are the gods when they most need them?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+


The Night Raid by Caroline Lawrence

The Trojan War is over. The survivors must find new land on which to settle, and there is war. Euryalus and Nisus, two teenage warriors among Aeneas's Trojan refugees, make a disastrous decision to raid the camp of their enemy.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 14+

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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96 pages


Caroline Lawrence
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th May 2014




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