Publisher: Puffin

In ancient Greece, a human baby is washed ashore in a cradle and is adopted and brought up by a family of centaurs.

As an adolescent, Halo is dragged from the love and security of her unconventional upbringing and sold as a slave. By disguising herself as a boy she escapes, only to find herself at the mercy of the fearsome Spartan warriors. As violence and war surround her on all sides, Halo's turbulent life is complicated further by her quest to discover her true identity.

Beautifully written, painstakingly researched and meticulously plotted, this is a complex and emotive adventure story. A rewarding and satisfying read, ambitious in its scope and insightful in its execution.

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