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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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ISBN10: 080279744x
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Lysander, a young Helot slave, knows little about the mysterious pendant he wears round his neck — the Fire of Ares. When after a chance meeting, he learns that he is of noble heritage, the pendant takes on new meaning as the link to his father's life and death. Suddenly Lysander is thrust into the life of a Spartan warrior and must struggle to prove himself worthy. But when the pendant is stolen, he must fight to retrieve it, and fulfill its powerful destiny before it is too late.

This action packed tale of honor, glory and epic battles in Ancient Greece will appeal to even the most reluctant readers, and Lysander's rise from slave to Spartan warrior will leave them thirsting for more.

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"Ford includes plenty of thrilling fights and footraces as he propels his story toward a sequel. Blood and sweat enhance the book's appeal. A useful introduction to ancient history for its target audience." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Lysander, a young Helot slave, knows little about the mysterious pendant he wears round his neck—the Fire of Ares. When after a chance meeting, he learns that he is of noble heritage, the pendant takes on new meaning as the link to his fathers life and death. Suddenly Lysander is thrust into the life of a Spartan warrior and must struggle to prove himself worthy. But when the pendant is stolen, he must fight to retrieve it, and fulfill its powerful destiny before it is too late.

 

This action packed tale of honor, glory and epic battles in Ancient Greece will appeal to even the most reluctant readers, and Lysanders rise from slave to Spartan warrior will leave them thirsting for more.

About the Author

Michael Ford read English and Classics at Oxford University, before a stint teaching English in Greece. He worked in children's nonfiction publishing for several years before becoming an editor of adult fiction in West London.

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tyler3017, December 14, 2008 (view all comments by tyler3017)
A great book, for all historical fiction lovers. Great for school projects, loads of info and pics. Can't wait for the next one to come out!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802797445
Author:
Ford, Michael
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
Ford, Michael Curtis
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Spartan Quest
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.96x5.44x.96 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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Product details 256 pages Walker & Company - English 9780802797445 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ford includes plenty of thrilling fights and footraces as he propels his story toward a sequel. Blood and sweat enhance the book's appeal. A useful introduction to ancient history for its target audience."
"Synopsis" by ,

Lysander, a young Helot slave, knows little about the mysterious pendant he wears round his neck—the Fire of Ares. When after a chance meeting, he learns that he is of noble heritage, the pendant takes on new meaning as the link to his fathers life and death. Suddenly Lysander is thrust into the life of a Spartan warrior and must struggle to prove himself worthy. But when the pendant is stolen, he must fight to retrieve it, and fulfill its powerful destiny before it is too late.

 

This action packed tale of honor, glory and epic battles in Ancient Greece will appeal to even the most reluctant readers, and Lysanders rise from slave to Spartan warrior will leave them thirsting for more.

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