In the Shadow of Heroes
Finalist of the 2019 Costa Children’s Book Award
Author: Nicholas Bowling
Published:2 May 2019
Fourteen-year-old Cadmus has been scholar Tullus’s slave since he was a baby – his master is the only family he knows. But when Tullus disappears and a taciturn slave called Tog – daughter of a British chieftain – arrives with a secret message, Cadmus’s life is turned upside down. The pair follow a trail that leads to Emperor Nero himself, and his crazed determination to possess the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology.