Getorix : The Eagle and the Bull
By: Judith Geary
Genre: Novel, Historical fiction
Description: Getorix (15) has one last opportunity to earn his father's regard and welcome into the Otherworld He must face death with courage at the end of the Roman triumph. Instead the gods throw him a different challenge Can Getorix accept friendship from the Roman who spares his life if the cost is his honor? Getorix has one last opportunity to gain his fatherOs respect and earn welcome into the Otherworld as a man. At almost fifteen winters, he marches beside his father, a defeated Celtic leader, in the Roman triumph parade -- a celebration that ends in death. To face the ordeal of death before the Romans will truly be his man-making. Instead, the gods throw him an entirely different challenge Can Getorix accept friendship with the Roman who spares his life if the cost is his honor? GetorxOs adventure leads young readers of any age into the Roman world at the dawn of the Empire. Authentic history with the lure of fantasy.Unique opportunity for young adult readers to experience the Roman world at the dawn of Empire. Supported with glossary and authorOs notes about Roman life. Competing cultures, embodied in the Roman aristocratO son and the Celtic captive, find understanding in this adventure. in ancient Rome at the dawn of the Empire.