Author(s): Frances Watts
Felix and Livia are being pursued across the Roman empire, from the darkest, dampest corner of Gaul to the dry, desert sands of Tadmor. They must reach Rome by the Ides of April to rescue Livia's brother before he is sent into the arena to do battle with lions - and perhaps a vicious ostrich or two! Along the way, the pair are helped (and hindered) by a selfish sacred chicken, a foolish camel and a grumpy magic carpet as they encounter bandits, a shipwreck and a false accusation. Will they save Livia's brother in time, or will they all fall victim to the chicken's curse?
A classic adventure of friendship, fate and fortune, from the winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction.
Ana's Review - When fate lands Felix, Livia and a talking sacred chicken on the road to Rome together none of them know of the adventure that awaits them. Apart from the talking chicken, an agreeable camel and a temperamental magic carpet also tag along for the ride. Will Felix and Livia make it to Rome in time to save Livia's brother from the merciless clutches of Julius Caesar?
... Read to find out.