Romans on the Rampage is the latest book by Jeremy Strong. It is set in Ancient Rome and follows Perilus, an eleven year old Roman boy who is obsessed with chariot racing. Perilus dreams that one day he will ride in the Circus Maximus, but in the meantime he must make do with a makeshift chariot pulled by the family goat. That is until his hero, Scrocha, disappears on the day of the chariot race and Perilus finds himself taking part in the race he only dreamed about.
This is a brilliant book that is hilarious to read and would be a great book for both boys and girls. We particularly loved Croakbag the talking Raven who had us laughing out loud. Perilus is a great character who is always getting himself into sticky situations. I can’t wait to read the next installment, which will be out next year.
Thank you to Puffin for sending us a copy to review.