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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story with Mythical Elements, 9 July 2012
This review is from: Halo (Kindle Edition)
My 10 year old daughter borrowed this from the school library and wolfed it down in a couple of days. After she was done, I found her reading a textbook on ancient Greek, so it clearly spoke to her on a number of levels.

Halo is a girl washed up on the seashore as a baby, and found by centaurs (yes, the mythical beasts) who raise her into childhood alongside a young centaur, Arko. A tattoo on her forehead adds to the mystery around where she cames from. However events or destiny take their course and haol ends up separated from her family, and then enslaved. She encounters Spartans as well as Athenians in this story and citizens of other Greek city states as she slowly comes to discover who she really is.

This is a great story, with a nice twist or two. Despite the centaurs, the oracle of Delphi and other such elements it also has pleanty of nicely researched and described information about Ancient Greece.

Ideal for older children, or young adults, I did nevertheless enjoy reading this myself when I managed to get hold of it. The female protaganist will perhaps appeal more to girls than boys, although that is the boy's loss!
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