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Spartan Quest, Book 2: Birth of a Warrior
Spartan Quest Series Book #2 of 3
Author: Michael Ford

Book Info

Published on June 2, 2008
Age Group: 10 - 15 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.0 (8.0 Points, Quiz #128014)
Lexile® measure: 670L

When Persians invade Sparta while thirteen-year-old Lysander is training to be a soldier, he finds his loyalties are divided between Spartan honor and the Helot slaves with whom he lived most of his life.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
No!' Lysander shouted. He sat bolt upright in bed, his chest heaving with panic.

'Shut your mouth, half-breed!' hissed Demaratos from the other side of the room. Straining his eyes against the gloom, Lysander could make out the shapes of his fellow students huddled beneath their cloaks. They lay in rows on their mattresses of river rushes, one along either wall of the narrow, low-beamed dormitory.

Publisher Book Description:
Lysander thought he left his roots as a Helot slave far behind when he discovered his true identity as the descendant of a Spartan warrior. His training at the academy has been ruthless, but now he must face his toughest challenge yet: being sent to the mountains with two other boys to prove they can survive the harsh conditions on nothing but their Spartan strength and wits. Facing starvation, wild animals, and the elements, Lysander discovers that his real enemy is in fact one of the other boys, who's bent on sabotaging him. And when war with Persia threatens, Lysander must decide where his allegiance truly lies. This sweeping, dramatic adventure story is an exciting follow-up to The Fire of Ares, and its action and intrigue will not disappoint.

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ISBN-10: 0802797946
ISBN-13: 9780802797940
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