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  • 21 of 25 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for. Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes. In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders. -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Echo Public Library X NIE (Text) 37826000172531 Juvenile Fiction Book None 09/03/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545561556
  • ISBN: 0545561558
  • ISBN: 9780545561549
  • ISBN: 054556154X
  • Physical Description: 339 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Scholastic Inc., [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Oregon Battle of the Books 2020-2021, Grade 6-8.
Citation/References Note:
School Library Journal, December 2014
Publisher's Weekly, December 2014
Kirkus Starred, November 2014
Booklist, January 2015
Horn Book, October 2015
Bulletin (Center for Children's books), April 2015
Voice of Youth Advocates (V.O.Y.A.), February 2015
Teacher Librarian, June 2015
Library Media Connection, October 2015
Summary, etc.:
When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers an ancient bulla, an amulet that belonged to the great Caesar and is filled with a magic once reserved for the Gods -- magic some Romans would kill for. Now, with the deadly power of the bulla pulsing through his veins, Nic is determined to become free. But instead, he finds himself at the center of a ruthless conspiracy to overthrow the emperor and spark the Praetor War, a battle to destroy Rome from within. Traitors and spies lurk at every turn, each more desperate than the next to use Nic's newfound powers for their own dark purposes. In a quest to stop the rebellion, save Rome, and secure his own freedom, Nic must harness the magic within himself and defeat the empire's most powerful and savage leaders. -- from back cover.
Target Audience Note:
5.2.
5-8 Follett School Solutions.
740 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 12.0 171641.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.5 19 Quiz: 65463.
Subject: Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
Amulets > Juvenile fiction.
Insurgency > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Rome > Antiquities > Juvenile fiction.
Rome > History > Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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