About the Book

From bestselling and award-winning author Frances Watts comes the first in an incredibly exciting new series of standalone historical novels.

On the eve of her fifteenth birthday, Claudia is unexpectedly summoned to Rome by the father she hasn't seen in ten years, a wealthy and powerful senator. She finds herself with both a new family and a luxurious new home in the capital of the world's greatest empire.

But Claudia soon discovers a contest of power and ambition is secretly being waged - and she is the prize. torn between two rivals for her hand in marriage, she must choose between her duty and her heart ... a choice that could have deadly consequences.

From multi-award-winning author Frances Watts comes a gripping mystery of love and intrigue set in Ancient Rome.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733332913
  • ISBN 10: 0733332919
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 21/07/2014
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 16.99 AUD
  • Age: From 10 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Biography

Frances Watts was born in Switzerland and grew up in Australia. Her bestselling picture books include Goodnight, Mice! (illustrated by Judy Watson), the winner of the 2012 Prime Minister's Award for Children's Fiction; 2006 Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge); and 2008 Children's Book Council of Australia award-winner Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (illustrated by David Legge). Her young adult title The Peony Lantern, set in nineteenth-century Japan, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2016. For more, visit www.franceswatts.com


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