At the start of book 2 in the Tales of Rome series, we find 13-year-old Bryn working a baker's shop in Rome but still dreaming of returning to his British homeland. Nero has been emperor for ten years and many fear him. Nero particularly dislikes Christians, who worship their own God instead of the emperor, and has had some arrested and killed. A great fire breaks out in the city, and Bryn and his friends escape to the outskirts, to the home of a rich slave-trader, Septimus. Bryn returns to the city to see the damage and ...

Rome in Flames 2016, SPCK Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9780281076352

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Rome in Flames 2005, Scripture Union (UK), Milton Keynes

ISBN-13: 9781844270897

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