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Germania

by John Wilson

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2008
ISBN:9781554701124
publisher: Key Porter Books
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It's A.D. 79 on the slopes of Vesuvius. With no warning the mountain has erupted into violent, terrifying life. Those who can, flee, but one old man, Lucius Quintus Claudianus, sits in an abandoned villa in Herculaneum, struggling to write down a story only he can tell. Seventy years before, Lucius was the sole survivor of three Roman legions, ambushed and slaughtered in the wilds of Germania.
Lucius's tale is of dark forests, evil swamps and horrific pagan sacrifices, but it is also the story of his friendship with Freya, a Cherusci warrior. As soldiers caught up in treachery and war, they must choose between their culture and their friendship. And it's a choice they have to get right, because the consequences of being wrong could mean death.

About the Author

John Wilson

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, John Wilson grew up on the Isle of Skye and outside Glasgow, without the slightest idea that he would ever write books. After obtaining a degree in geology from the University of St. Andrews, he worked in Zimbabwe and Alberta before taking up writing full time and moving to Vancouver Island in 1991. John is the author of numerous articles, essays, poems and reviews, and almost fifty novels and nonfiction books for kids, teens and adults. He was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award (The Alchemist's Dream, 2007), and his books have won or been shortlisted for most Canadian children's-literature prizes. For more information, visit johnwilsonauthor.com.


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Germania

John Wilson tells the extraordinary tale of The Battle of Teutoburg forest, during which the Cherusci tribe of Northern Germany handed the Roman army one of its greatest military defeats. This riveting, haunting tale will leave readers clamouring for more.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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