In the second book of this series, Attack at the Arena, Beth and Patrick are sent to Ancient Rome to find the monk’s chalice. While the cousins are there they meet slaves, Christians, gladiators and even the young Emperor Honorius. But Patrick and Beth are separated, and finally meet again at the Arena where a crowd is gathered to see the bloody games between wild animals and barbarian captives. What can Beth do to save Patrick? And who is this mysterious medieval knight that is guiding their quests?
Written for ages 7 and up (reading levels 1st through 7th grades), this book is filled with the sights and sounds of Ancient Rome, and a hint of the difficulties entailed in an entire empire converting from pagan beliefs to Christian ones. There is even a bonus word puzzle at the end of the book.
Attack at the Arena is the second book in the series of five “Imagination Station” books. Your young reader will want to collect all five!
I received a free copy of this book for my review from Tyndale House Publishers.