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The Fire of Ares Michael Ford

The Fire of Ares By Michael Ford

The Fire of Ares by Michael Ford

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Caroline Lawrence meets Gladiator. Breathtaking action and adventure with a fascinating historical backdrop as a young Helot slave is thrust into the world of a Spartan warrior.

The Fire of Ares Summary

The Fire of Ares: Spartan 1 by Michael Ford

Lysander is a slave in ancient Sparta, a Helot, but a chance meeting reveals his noble heritage and he is permitted to begin training as a Spartan warrior. The vestiges of his life as a slave are hard to shake off and he struggles to survive the brutal and nepotistic life of a Spartan-in-training. Worse still, his precious amulet, the Fire of Ares, is stolen from him, and with it goes some of his formidable strength. His mother had made him swear he would guard the amulet with his life, without ever telling him why. Lysander is desperate to find the missing jewel, but when he picks up the trail, it leads him to dark secrets about the few people he felt he could trust, and forces him to make a choice between his Helot friends and his Spartan instincts.

The Fire of Ares Reviews

'The strength of the book is the positive example of the main character, Lysander. He confronts his weaknesses, tempations and prejudices and triumphs through integrity and courage ... I have to agree with my son's verdict that this is a gripping page turner. The scary bits are tense and well spaced throug the novel' TES

About Michael Ford

Michael Ford read English and Classics at Oxford University, before a stint teaching English in Greece. He worked in children's non-fiction publishing for several years before becoming an editor of adult fiction in West London. Spartan is his first children's novel.

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The Fire of Ares: Spartan 1 by Michael Ford
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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