Teens: Time travel to ancient Britain

Hostage Lands
by Douglas Bond
234 pages

Find it: Teen Interest, YA Bon
Color code orange

Join Neil Perkins, Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, as he uncovers a story of treachery and betrayal. After unearthing an ancient Roman manuscript, Neil dedicates himself to studying Latin and translates this exciting story from the third century. Disaffected centurion Rusticus serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall, an unruly frontier. He is saved from massacre by Cadwal, a Celt who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Colosseum.

Readers will learn what it was like to be an early Christian in a far corner of a vast, powerful, pagan empire.

"With a wide but understandable vocabulary, a talent for keeping the plot under control, a penchant for characterization, and a wonderful imagination, Bond presents a tale sure to engross any reader."
- Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com