By Anna Ciddor (Allen & Unwin)

This book has three main characters; Perry, who gets trapped in time, Carotus, who is a slave (and becomes Perry’s friend) , and Camilla Valentia, who is the daughter of Perry and Carotus’s master.

Perry’s family are on a holiday in France and he doesn’t expect to be transported back 1700 years in time. As Perry tries to return home he makes a new friend, but soon realises he might already know her terrible fate. And so, he has to make a choice, go home – or stay to protect his friend, which might result in him being trapped in the past forever!

I enjoyed this book because it described everything very finely and I couldn’t put it down.

The book would suit readers who like thrilling and scary stories.

Suitable for readers aged 10-14