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
We follow lovable Cadmus as he embarks on an epic journey,
featuring fantastical elements but firmly rooted in its historial