Third in the Circus Maximus adventure series. When word comes from Rome that her charioteer cousin has disappeared – presumed murdered – Dido is determined to help her Uncle Scorpus discover Abibaal's fate.
Annelise Gray was born in Bermuda and moved to the UK as a child. She grew up riding horses and dreaming of becoming a writer. After gaining a PhD in Classics from Cambridge, she worked as a researcher for authors and TV companies on topics as varied as Helen of Troy, Russian princesses and the history of labradors. She's previously published a history of the women of the Roman Empire and a crime novel set in the Roman Republic. Annelise's debut children's novel, Circus Maximus: Race to the Death, was published by Zephyr in 2021 and Rivals on the Track in 2022. Annelise lives with her husband in Dorset where she teaches Latin. Twitter @AnneliseGray website www.annelisegray.co.uk
PRAISE FOR THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS SERIES: 'Rivals on the Track is as
heart-poundingly thrilling as the races in its pages. I adored it.
Buckle up for the ride of your life' Lauren St John, author of The
One Dollar Horse. '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, three-time Equestrian Olympic medalist.
'Rich in period detail, with a few real historical characters – its
principal invention the idea that a woman might have been a
charioteer – this is an involving, well characterised tale that
feels original' Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week.
'Fantastic new historical novel that I'm reading to my daughter.
She's loving it... We are hoping there's a sequel!' Dan Snow. 'This
thrilling debut is the first in a new historical series full of
dazzling action, rich detail, fabulous horses and an unforgettable
*Fiona Noble, The Bookseller*