Vita & the Gladiator (Paperback)
  • Vita & the Gladiator (Paperback)

Vita & the Gladiator (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 02/02/2023
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A rip-roaring Roman mystery from Historical
Association Young Quills Award-winning author Ally Sherrick.

' ... a wonderfully explosive adventure set in the turbulent
year of the gunpowder plot in Black Powder with impossibly
divided loyalties.' JULIA GOLDING, AUTHOR OF THE

'With its constant reversals and twists and turns, Tom's story
is almost as complex as the pliot and counter-plot of the Gunpowder
Treason itself ... The writing is lively and the pace never

Vita longs to write the plays that she steals off to watch - but
as the daughter of a high-born Roman, her only future is marriage.

When her father is murdered, everything changes. 

She escapes with her life - only to end up a slave, sharing a
cell with a fierce gladiator, Brea, and her wolf. 

But when Vita and Brea discover they have a common enemy, they
know they must stand together for truth and justice ...

A rip-roaring adventure set in Roman London from the
rising queen of middle-grade historical fiction, Ally Sherrick 

Vita, nicknamed 'Little Owl' by her father, is an unlikely
hero – but when her father is murdered she has to uncover
the truth, even if it means finding unlikely friends

Themes of deceit, storytelling and fighting justice

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
ISBN: 9781913696535
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 128 x 194 x 26 mm

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I totally loved this book. A massive fan of the Buried Crown this has a lot of the same tension and thrill. The characters are clearly realised and I found myself rooting for Vita and the mysterious Brea, and... More

“An Exciting Roman Mystery Set In London”

I have long been a fan of Ally's books but this rip-roaring Roman mystery is my favourite so far. I mean gladiators - female gladiators - in that there London town! What's not to like?

It's brilliantly... More

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“Tense Historical Fiction”

Thank you to the publishers and Ally for this review copy. This is a great historical read for 9 years plus.
Vita is an excellent character and as you read it will capture your emotions and keep your face in the book... More

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