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Pages: 88

Language: English

Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd (15 Jan. 2016)

By: Caroline Lawrence(Author)

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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. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Caroline Lawrence is the million-selling author of children's historical fiction including the popular Roman Mysteries books. In 2009, she won the Classical Association Prize for 'a significant contribution to the public understanding of Classics'. She loves movies, travel, London and Virgil's Aeneid.


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  • By Dorothy Parker on 22 February 2016

    There are not many strong female leads in ancient fiction. Camilla, invented by the Roman poet Virgil to add Amazonian excitement to his sort-of-historical epic, The Aeneid, is a strong female leader, though she only features briefly. Caroline Lawrence has given her a wonderfully edgy and exciting back story, enhancing Virgil's tale of the baby being tied to an arrow and hurled across a river to safety, to grow up in the woods and eventually lead an Amazonian army against the Trojan enemy. Lawrence's language is both accessible to young readers and in places true to the Latin text - a feature which will endear it even more to those who have to study Aeneid IX as a set text. It is an engaging and exhilarating story of teenage female friendship, the power of belief and the horror of war. Highly recommended.

  • By Paul Hudson on 24 January 2016

    This is a fun and fast-paced new direction for Lawrence, and I very much enjoyed reading it. As a father of two daughters I'm always glad to see awesome female leads in stories, but what makes this book stand out is its remarkable ease of reading – if you have a child of 7 or 8 who is a voracious reader, they will simply lap this up and ask for more. This book is the perfect follow-on read to The Night Raid, and indeed I hope we'll see more classical retellings in the future.

  • By S. Bhabla on 25 January 2016

    I really enjoyed this novel. The way Caroline Lawrence wrote the story is brilliant.I really liked the fact that i thought i knew what the story was about but the end was surprised.I am happy that we see believable heroine's in this story. The choice to tell the story of The Queen of the silver arrow through other eyes makes this novel even more interesting.Lovers of history will also not be disappointed!Conclusion:Caroline Lawrence has created a lovely world with characters you care about!

  • By MADELINE Senior on 21 May 2016

    I havent read the book yet but would just like to make buyers aware that this a dyslexia book and has only got 100 pages so think about the price before buying it. This said, I think its a good story.

  • By Hannah Swan on 3 March 2016

    Brilliant book, Caroline never disappoints :)

  • By SJATurney on 3 October 2016

    Caroline Lawrence is an established author of chidren's historical tales. In fact, there are probably few to match her. She is perhaps even the 21st century's Rosemary Sutcliffe. There are books that I consider to be children's books, and there is another section, not quite this whole Young Adult thing, but clearly above the true children's band. It is an interesting world, where the writing must still be aimed at young readers, but the content and themes can be more adult. Lawrence is the mistress of this style, for me.I read QOTSA to my kids over a number of nights, and we all enjoyed it. They are a little young in truth for the book, but both mature enought to handle everything within. Callie enjoyed it for the tales of the heroic princesses. Marcus enjoyed it for the battles. I enjoyed it for the history.QOTSA is a fascinating book. Firstly, though, a word about content. As with most great tales of the classical era, it is filled with a number of darker moments. Death in battle, the killing of animals, parental abandonment and so on. If your son or daughter is old enough to understand these things and not be adversely affected, then this book is pure gold. As I said, mine are still quite young, but we have finished the book without them being troubled by anything. In fact, I laud Caroline for tackling the more adult themes in a sympathetic and readable manner.But what is Queen of the Silver Arrow, you say? Well, it is one of Lawrence's current series of reworked classics. Like her other book in the series - The Night Raid - this is a retelling of a tale from Virgil's Aeneid. This is the tale of the Trojans arriving in Italy and the native peoples rising to meet them, especially the young huntress Camilla, beloved of the Goddess Diana, who with her few companions will attempt to turn the tide against the invader only to learn harsh and unexpected truths in the end.The final chapter, something of an epilogue, was really quite impressively emotional.All in all, a great tale, challenging, yet interesting for kids, fascinating and strong for adults too.

  • By Anna Bacon on 18 January 2016

    Caroline Lawrence’s passion for classical Greek and Roman civilisation and mythology continues to inspire new generations of readers. In Queen of the Silver Arrow, we meet a feisty young heroine, Camilla, of the Volsci tribe, who helps King Turnus fight the Trojans. She is a warrior virgin who faithfully serves the goddess Diana and her people and, with bared breast, is prepared to meet the brunt of battle against the invading Trojans.Caroline Lawrence has given colour to Camilla’s character taken from Virgil’s Aeneid adding a modern touch. It is the story of girl power and friendship. There are some lovely and innocent descriptions of Camilla’s newly found friends sharing their delight when instructing Camilla in civilised manners.The book is written in a simple literary style yet is engaging with the plot moving forward at a quick and lively pace. At times it may be a little naive but it has charm and can’t fail to spark an interest in the younger reader in early civilisation. I look forward to reading about some of other characters in ancient Italy.Well done again Caroline!Anna BaconLondon, UK

  • By Ushma on 24 April 2017

    This is an amazing book by million-copy-selling author Caroline Lawrence. In this book there are four girls who are extremely adventurous and are intrigued by the legend of Princess Camilla, a girl who is a true survivor having grown up in the forest at the centre of the city of Latium. When Latium and their neighbors are in big danger they need Camilla more than ever, they team up in an epic battle against the Trojans.My favourite part is when Camilla is invited to the Queen and doesn't know how to eat any of the posh foods and wolfs them all down, that's because it brings out the true personality and humor of such a troubled person.My favourite character is indefinitely Acca as her personality is energetic, caring, and all round a lovely person.Book Review by Shailen Patel

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