Circus Maximus #02: Rivals on the Track

Circus Maximus #02: Rivals on the Track
Annelise Gray
NZ$ 24.99
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NZ$ 19.99
h198 x 129mm - 400pg
1 Sep 2022 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
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Dido is the only girl ever to have raced to victory at the Circus Maximus, Rome' s greatest sporting arena. Now she and her beloved horse, Porcellus, are in hiding, and the Emperor Caligula has put a price on their heads. Can she outwit the emperor and his bounty hunters? And will a shocking family secret stop her in her tracks, or spur her on to make a daring return, helped by a one-eyed mare with a heart as brave as her own? Horses, history, mystery, thrilling entertainment and sensational storytelling race neck and neck through the second pulse-pounding adventure in Annelise Gray' s 9+ series set in Ancient Rome. ' I loved this adventure - full of brilliant horses, and a determined heroine following her dreams against all the odds. Looking forward to discovering what' s in store for them next' Pippa Funnell, MBE, three-time Equestrian Olympic medalist
' Rivals on the Track is as heart-poundingly thrilling as the races in its pages. I adored it. Buckle up for the ride of your life' -- Lauren St John, author of The One Dollar Horse PRAISE FOR CIRCUS MAXIMUS: RACE TO THE DEATH: ' Fantastic new historical novel that I' m reading to my daughter. She' s loving it. . . We are hoping there' s a sequel!' Dan Snow. ' Rich in period detail, with a few real historical characters - its principal invention the idea that a woman might have been a charioteer - this is an involving, well characterised tale that feels original' Sunday Times, Children' s Book of the Week. ' Circus Maximus swept me away to ancient Rome and I didn' t want to come back. What a thrilling historical adventure!' A. M. Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets. ' This thrilling debut is the first in a new historical series full of dazzling action, rich detail, fabulous horses and an unforgettable heroine' -- Fiona Noble, The Bookseller on Circus Maximus: Race to the Death
Annelise Gray was born in Bermuda and moved to the UK as a child. She grew up riding horses and dreaming of becoming a writer. After gaining a PhD in Classics from Cambridge, she worked as a researcher for authors and TV companies on topics as varied as Helen of Troy, Russian princesses and the history of labradors. She' s previously published a history of the women of the Roman Empire and a crime novel set in the Roman Republic. Annelise' s debut children' s novel, Circus Maximus: Race to the Death, was published by Zephyr in 2021. Annelise lives with her husband in Dorset where she teaches Latin. You can find Annelise on Twitter @AnneliseGray or check out her website www. annelisegray. co. uk

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