The Roman Mysteries: The Colossus of Rhodes: Book 9 Audio Cassette – Abridged, Audiobook
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(The) Roman Mysteries series deserves its devoted following. The Colossus of Rhodes takes our quartet of multicultural detectives out of the city and across the sea towards Greece, into danger at the hands of a brutal slave-dealer. Though its dialogue lacks subtlety, it compensates with a lively, detailed knowledge of classical history (The Times 11th June)
'The action is set against a detailed background of Roman classical history. Although the settings and cultures of the times are accurately portrayed the wit and interaction between the diverse group of friends is something that a contemporary child can relate to... the author brings history and adventure alive in a realistic way in this enjoyable series.' (Val Loh Historical Novels Review) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The young detectives encounter their most dangerous enemy yet in this gripping ninth adventure of The Roman Mysteries. Abridged edition.See all Product Description
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Following the journey taken by the by now familiar four children, Lupus, Nubia, Jonathon and Flavia we find conspirisy, secrets and adventure lurking in every corner. Lupus is very much the focused character in this book as it follows his emotions towards the others and to his quest to find his mother. Following on from the other Roman Mystery books doesnt bare a problem, as it is an independant story on its own but I would recommend reading Dolphins of Laurentum to fully appreciate this book. You are captivated by the characters, intrigued by the plot and left guessing till the end. This book is a definite 5 stars a perfect read that I enjoyed it from cover to cover and made me crave the next in the series! Absolutely Excellent!
The Colossus of Rhodes is the first Roman mysteries book to be set away from the land, but it has a surprising and varied plot like the sea itself.
I have enjoyed all of the roman mysteries so far and this is one of the best! It has the characteristic suspense that makes the stories so gripping and it features a return of all our favourite characters as well as some new ones.
As with all the books this one is centred around one of the four friends. It is Lupus turn. Lupus is a very interesting character and you can't help but want to know more about him. In this book we hear about his home island and about what has happened to his mother since she lost Lupus. The shame with some of the other books in the series is that they over look the other three friends and focus on the main character. Not in this one. Yes there is a lot of information on Lupus but all of the friends have a small story of their own; Flavia, Nubia and Jonathon (who's welcome return to the others makes this book as good as some of the earlier ones.) This book is also very enjoyable because all of the friends play a part in helping to solve the gripping mystery.
If you want to read this book then I suggest that you read the other books in the series so far as otherwise some of the information might be a bit confusing and the plot may not be as strong. But if you don't want to read the others then go ahead and read this book because it is FANTASTIC!! It has humour, suspense and best of all it's a Caroline Lawrence mystery.
Also these books are very good for accurate, historical information. I am a GCSE history student and some of the information I have learnt from these books has proved invaluable.
The next instalment in this great series is coming out soon and I understand that it is one of the best yet; I can't wait to get hold of it!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is such a good book because you really get to know the characters and all of clues in the book all come together at the end. I would recommend this to all of my friends. :)Published 23 months ago by Lesley
This is another brilliant, fast-paced story from the fabulous Roman Mysteries series. Hear of how the four friends - Flavia, Jonathan, Lupus and Nubia - embark on a terrifying... Read morePublished on 19 Oct. 2007 by Number 1 Roman Mystery Fan
Book 9 of the Roman Mysteries series is another good read, Caroline Lawrence takes us this time on a boat ride to Rhodes with a slave dealer taking innocent children away- will... Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2006
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