Author(s): Caroline Lawrence
Floridius, freelance soothsayer, is afraid that he has lost his talent for seeing the future. Threptus wants to find some titbits of information that his mentor can use to convince people he still has the gift, but will a poisoned honey cake lead to disaster along the way? Join Threptus and Floridius on their hilarious and action-packed adventures among Rome's superstitious underclass, and don't miss this ruder, funnier and still historically accurate companion to The Roman Mysteries.
Threptus angers the gods, by eating a cake meant as an offering, in the second of The Roman Mystery Scrolls - a major new extension of the bestselling The Roman Mysteries brand.
These books are great fun ... it's a breath of fresh air, a short and sweet little story to cheer you up on a dull day. POP CLASSICS Lawrence can always be relied on to deliver a cracking good yarn and this second adventure ... is no exception ... More please! PIROTTA BLOG his entertaining historical adventure is ideal for engaging reluctant boys, and provides a great stepping stone on to lengthier works. BOOKTRUST What a magnificent book! Caroline Lawrence has delivered again! GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Caroline Lawrence is American. She won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College, London. She lives with her husband, a graphic designer, by the river in London and is active as a speaker in schools and at book festivals. She is the winner of the 2009 CLASSICS ASSOCIATION PRIZE for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. Visit Caroline's website at www.romanmysteries.com Helen Forte is a teacher specializing in Classics and Art. She is also the illustrator of Minimus and Minimus Secundus the best-selling Latin course for junior pupils. She has loved art for as long as she can remember and recalls illustrating anything and everything when she was at school - even her exam papers! She lives in Suffolk with a cat who looks a lot like Vibrissa from the Minimus books.