Mark of the Cyclops: An Ancient Greek Mystery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
A thrilling mix of Sherlock Holmes and Ancient Greece from prize-winning author Saviour Pirotta, with stunning illustrations from up-and-coming illustrator Freya Hartas. This exciting adventure will have readers gripped from start to finish.
Young scribe Nico's new friend Thrax has a strange knack for figuring things out. When they travel to wedding with their master, a valuable vase is broken and Thrax's special skills might just come in useful. Can the boys prove that slave girl Gaia is innocent, and discover what the mark of the cyclops means?
Winner of the North Somerset Teachers Book Award for Quality fiction, this dramatic and mysterious tale is packed with wonderful characters and insight into the daily life of the ancient Greeks, which is a required topic in the KS2 History curriculum. Perfect for fans of the Roman Mysteries, or anyone interested in ancient Greece.