Read and Review: Blood Justice
My name is Ezra. I'm 10 years old and I live in Hampshire. I have four older sisters and two younger brothers. It's really fun being part of a large family. As well as archaeology and history, I really enjoy art, drama and building dens in our garden. Last summer, using house bricks, we built a miniature copy of Stonehenge and we’ve just finished building a very small Iron Age hill fort!
I have been reading Blood Justice by Dan Scott. This is the sixth book in a series called 'Gladiator School' written by Dan Scott and published by Scribo...
I haven't read the previous five books in the series, but have still been enjoying this book and have been able to understand the story fine because it comes with a useful preface. Events you need to know about are mentioned from time to time in, for example, an important courtroom scene, and in flash backs when characters are remembering past events.
The story is about the adventures of Lucius and Quin (two Roman brothers who have also been trained as gladiators). In this book they are trying to get revenge on the evil Consul Glabrio who has murdered their own father and the Emperor Titus.
The book is highly historically accurate, using lots of knowledge of ancient history and geography. It comes with useful notes at the bottom of the page explaining words which you might not understand if you don't know lots about ancient Rome. It is also a very exciting story with lots of action, plots, escapes, mystery and fights.
I especially enjoyed reading the brothers' dramatic escape from a gladiator school during a riot between the gladiators and the Praetorian guard. I learnt about the mysterious Lupercal – a sacred cave under the city of Rome where the heroes hide out for a while.
I would give it a score of 8 1/2 out of 10 and would recommend it for young people aged 9 and up. I hope to read the other five books myself soon.
Thanks to our friends at Scribo, we had a complete set of the Gladiator School books to give away. The winner was Jack Britton from Yorkshire. Well done Jack!
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