The Colossus of Rhodes
Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish. When he and Flavia, Nubia, and Jonathan hear that freeborn children are being kidnapped, they set sail. Their mission takes them from Corinth to Rhodes, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, where they encounter a slave-dealer known as "the Colossus"--and a deadly trap. Caroline Lawrence paints a vivid picture of the times, with a surprise around every corner.
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Review: The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries #9)User Review - Mrs. Roy - Goodreads
This series continues to make me think about the horrors of slavery in the ancient world, especially for children. I enjoyed all the references to a possible love interest for Flavia too. Very satisfying. Read full review
Review: The Colossus of Rhodes (The Roman Mysteries #9)User Review - Chris Eboch - Goodreads
My friend says her nine-year-old son devours these historical mysteries, and I can see why. It took me awhile to get into it, but then I enjoyed the colorful scenery, tense mystery, and characters who are not always likable but are sympathetic. Read full review