This is an adventure for young teens, set in the remains of the Roman Empire of the Fifth Century, A.D. Marcus Avidiacus Magnus is a 14-year old pearl diver who lives outside Constantinople. His dying grandfather entrusts him with a red silk pouch to take to King Theodoric the Great in Rome. Unaware of the contents of the pouch, Marcus sets out on his own for the first time. One thing leads rapidly to another, and soon Marcus' seemingly simple task becomes a long and dangerous adventure that takes him to the Island of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf.
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Les Simon is a well-read, gentle man. This is his first novel. He is a resident of New York City.From the Author:
This book required a ton of research, and many of the plot twists come from actual events as recorded in the history books.
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Book Description Royal Fireworks Publishing Company, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0880923628