The Roman Mysteries: The Enemies of Jupiter: Book 7 Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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Immensely readable (TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT)
The story is so well paced and involving that you don't realise just how much information you are absorbing (SCHOOL LIBRARIAN) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Ostia is gripped by fever in the seventh Roman Mystery, and in the wake of chaos, the four detectives receive a summons from the Emperor. Abridged edition.See all Product Description
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However, upon their arrival, they find that not only is Mordecai (Jonathan's father) wanted to help cure the plague sweeping through Rome, but that the Emperor has had a dream foretelling that a Pandora's Box has been opened, and that all Rome will fall into ruin. The four friends must race against time to avert disaster in the capital of Italy, by finding the person who would open this "Pandora's Box." But can they do this before disaster strikes? And will Johnathan be able to help, or will he be too preoccupied with his mother, Susannah?
This is a story of hatred, love and betrayal, once again told with inspiration by author Caroline Lawrence. It is another of Caroline's books in the Roman Mysteries series, and is indeed better that all the others that have come before. Another superb, must- read tale from this astounding children's author.
The text is bigger than what is expected, so those who struggle to read will feel like they have accomplished something when they put the book down.
The thing that I like about this book and the series as a whole, is that from Book 1, the characters develop. There are four main protagonists (and a few dogs to boot) and as you can guess, the story it set in Italy when Rome was the height of cultural perfection. Each of the characters are extremely individual and well crafted, and as mentioned, grow up and change as the books continue.
The series is easy to get into and simple to read, there is even an A-Z of key words at the back that explain some of the Roman words in the book.
Very simply, the book is like a Roman Famous Five. This is unfair on Lawrence as she creates a world that is ancient and yet easy to see, as well as characters who you genuinely feel for and wish to succeed.
I heavily recommend the series and think that it is a good read for those children who are just starting to brave reading on their own. On saying that, I am enjoying them and I am slightly older than 7!
The Roman medicine is very well researched and has a high EEW! factor
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Usual high quality story telling from Caroline Lawrence. Aiming for the complete set.
Love the DVD as well. Read more
One of the best so far!Im nine years old and LOVED IT! The four detectives(Nubia,Lupus,Johnathon and Flavia)go to Rome because the Emperor Titus has a secret misson for them:to... Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2007 by Tati
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