A thrilling tale of danger, friendship and loyalty from Roman Mysteries bestseller Caroline Lawrence, set against the backdrop of the ancient world. Gorgeous and evocative, this captivating new teen novel imagines the life of a heroine of early Rome. Few have ever seen her, but all of Laurentum knows the story of Camilla - tied to a spear and thrown across a river by her father as he fled for his life. The Goddess Diana saved the baby, and now it is Camilla's turn to save Laurentum as the Trojans march on the town. But Camilla is a wild girl from the forest, not the Amazon they imagine, and so Acca must step in to help her new friend adjust to the great destiny before her.
Caroline Lawrence grew up in Bakersfield, California and studied Classics at Berkley, later winning a scholarship to study at Cambridge. Caroline has been awarded the Classical Association Prize for a 'significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics' for her Roman Mysteries children's books, also adapted into a successful children's TV show on the BBC. Caroline lives in London.