In the Shadow of Heroes-9781911077688

In the Shadow of Heroes

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by Bowling, Nicholas | Children's, Teenage & educational
Published 02/05/2019 by Chicken House Ltd
Paperback | 384 pages

A fantastical tale rooted in Greek mythology - perfect

for fans of Madeline Miller!

'A fast-paced read packed with historical detail, In

the Shadow of Heroes is a clever blend of intrigue, polititics,

crime, history and a bit of fantasy ... The plot is twisty and

inventive ensuring that the reader remains enthralled throughout.'


'A brilliant romp of a tale which seamlessly blends Greek

Mythology with the Roman Empire.' STORGY KIDS

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 possess the Golden Fleece of Greek

mythology. This madcap quest will push Cadmus to the edge of the

Roman Empire - and reveal unexpected truths about his past ...

The second novel by the critically acclaimed author of Witchborn;

perfect for young fans of Madeline Miller

Themes of myth, stories, heroism and truth in a spellbinding

classical setting

We follow lovable Cadmus as he embarks on an epic journey,

featuring fantastical elements but firmly rooted in its historial