Getorix: Games of the Underworld: Celtic adventure in ancient Rome

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Superbly crafted and original ... Historically accurate ... thoroughly captivating —Midwest Book Review Long live Getorix ... may his adventures continue —Steven Saylor, author of the series Roma Sub Rosa and Empire Raiders clad only in blue paint and Celtic helmets strike in the heart of Rome’s wealthiest households – at a monument to a Roman victory over the Celts. Lucius Lutatius, son of the Roman general, is taken prisoner and the bull’s head device found at the scene points to involvement by Getorix, son of the defeated Celtic leader. Getorix, aided by two slaves from the Lutatius household and an old druid, must rescue Lucius from the raiders, then save him from members of his own family if Getorix is to fulfill his vow to honor his father with a sacrifice in his homeland. Based on the historical events of 100 BCE. The time, after the Roman victories at the battles of Aquae Sextiae and Vercellae, at the beginning of Gaius Marius’ sixth term as consul, marked the pivot point between the Roman Republic and the Empire. Compelling tale of ancient Rome. The fully-realized characters make the past come alive for readers of any age. – Sharyn McCrumb, best-selling author of The Ballad of Tom Dooley Authentic setting, dialogue, and characterization beckon readers to travel to worlds of long ago. ... the themes... are as applicable today as they were in the past. – Foreword Magazine Thoroughly grounded in the world of ancient Rome, ... gives the reader a contemporary sense of being there ... mental adventure film keeps the pages turning. – Gloria Houston, best-selling author of Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile Rome at the height of its power, when political and social intrigue ran rampant. ... hard to imagine a more exciting ... introduction to this vital period in our history. – Terry Roberts, Director of the National Paideia Center, author of A Short Time to Stay Here Swiftly moving action story ... Great attention to detail ... wonderful – N.S. Gill, Guide to Ancient/Classical History, About.com

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Judith Geary discovered her love of historical fiction in writing classes focused on speculative fiction. Tapping history for tips on world building, she was hooked by the real thing. Her love of the details of life in the ancient world illuminates her historical fiction. Geary joined Bob and Barbara Ingalls in forming High Country Publishers in 2001 and continued to edit for its successor, Ingalls Publishing Group until its closure at the death of its founder, Bob Ingalls. Geary’s background includes an MA in Education from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and continued graduate work in writing, editing, literary criticism and involvement in regional writers’ organizations. In her other life, Geary teaches at Appalachian State University (since 1985) She is the Senario Director for the NC Affiliate of Future Problem Solving International and an evaluator for the international competition. Her first novel, GETORIX: The Eagle and The Bull, a Celtic adventure in ancient Rome, and the related curriculum were endorsed for classroom use by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Regional Education Board’s Educational Technology Cooperative (representing 16 states.) It was a Book of the Year from High Country Writers organization and a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards in both the historical fiction and YA historical fiction categories.

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