The magnificent Seven Fabulous Wonders series concludes with a Romanic chariot race! Historical fiction meets action-packed adventure in this thrilling series for boys. Zeuxis is a "lighthouse boy," whose duties include collecting fuel for the famous Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria and keeping its fire burning. But Zeuxis' dream is to become a charioteer, and he gets his chance when Julius Caesar plans his invasion of Egypt in 48BC to overthrow Queen Cleopatra. Caesar sends his envoys to Alexandria with instructions to create a riot on race day, so that he can invade the palace. To accomplish this, they need an inexperienced charioteer they can bend to their will!
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Katherine Roberts was born in Torquay in 1962 and spent her childhood in Devon and Cornwall. She graduated with a First in Mathematics from Bath University. Since then she has worked with computers, racehorses, and in a pet shop. She now lives in Stroud. She has her own website, katherineroberts.com, and produces her own newsletter, 'Fantasy Fever', for children.Review:
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000711284X