AD 64. Rome is a frightening place. But little does Christian slave girl Mary realise the dangers that await her when she accompanies her master to the city.
It is the day of the chariot races and Mary finds herself the only witness to a terrible crime. Soon it is not just the thieves and drunks she has to worry about, but someone far more cruel and powerful… About the Author.
Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 140 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as ‘a marvellous blend of fact and fiction’ (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2003, having sold 10 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television animations, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted ‘Outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century’ by Books for Keeps magazine