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Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track

Author(s): Annelise Gray

Location(s): Rome, Africa

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Ancient Rome

Disguised as the mysterious Princess Sophonisba, Dido is the only girl ever to have raced to victory in the Circus Maximus, the greatest sporting arena of Ancient Rome. Now she has vanished with the Emperor Caligula’s favourite horse … and the entire empire wants to find her and claim the reward.

Dido and her beloved horse, Porcellus, are in hiding in Utica, Africa, at her uncle’s stables. But Scorpus is in financial trouble, so when big prizes are on offer at a new stadium, dare she risk everything to return to the tracks?

Horses, history, mystery, thrilling entertainment and sensational storytelling race neck-and-neck through the second pulse-pounding adventure in Annelise Gray’s 9 + series set in Ancient Rome.

‘I loved this adventure – full of brilliant horses, and a determined heroine following her dreams against all the odds. Looking forward to discovering what’s in store for them next’ Pippa Funnell, MBE

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