The Phantom of the Colosseum

In the Shadows of Rome - Vol. 1

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The Phantom of the Colosseum is the first volume of the gripping new series for 10 yr. olds and up titled In the Shadows of Rome (5 books total).

Being a Christian in ancient Rome was very dangerous. To spread the faith and stay alive, you had to live in the shadows . . .

Now that Blandula's master has been arrested for being a Christian, what will she do? Little does she know that she is about to meet three boys who will help her to find the answer: Maximus, the son of a senator; his slave Aghiles; and Titus, who never goes anywhere without his pet monkey.

Follow their adventures as Blandula and her new companions forge priceless friendships—and discover the many secrets lurking in the shadows of the Colosseum.

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by Justin
on 2/2/2021
from Natchez, MS
Serious history delivered in kid friendly ways.
My 6th grade class is reading this book for their book study in literature. Timing has worked out nicely where as we're reading this story they are studying ancient Rome and Greece in their history class. The book progresses nicely, deals with serious topics (Christian persecution obviously), but does so in an accessible and understandable way for my students. For the most part the kids are eager to read and see what happens next in the story. Having read ahead (I am the teacher) the ending is a bit anti-climatic, but if this is indeed the 1st in a series I'm eager to see where it will go and I know my students are as well.
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