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The Fire of Ares

Ford, Michael

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Fire of Ares
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When slaves rebel in ancient Sparta, twelve-year-old Lysander, guarded by an heirloom amulet, the Fire of Ares, is caught between the Spartan ruling class, with whom he has been training as a warrior since his noble heritage was revealed, and those among whom he was recently laboring as a slave.

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Publisher: New York : Walker : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008
ISBN: 080279744X
9780802797445
Branch Call Number: y FORD
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,21 cm

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When slaves rebel in ancient Sparta, twelve-year-old Lysander, guarded by an heirloom amulet, the Fire of Ares, is caught between the Spartan ruling class, with whom he has been training as a warrior since his noble heritage was revealed, and those among whom he was recently laboring as a slave. ... Read More »


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Jul 16, 2012
  • she11edrake rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I read this to my 10- and 12- year old sons, who really enjoyed it. I personally found it to be pretty violent, but I assume it was a fair representation of what Spartan life was actually like. It did make an excellent starting point for conversations about military service, loyalty, duty and so forth.

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