Boys and girls alike will enjoy the fast pace of this story of ancient times. Lucius, now 15, has been a slave since he was , has only two desires -- to be free and to find again his homeland and his own people. Lucius encounters Christian through Ethan, grandson of Joseph of Arimath. The seeds of belief in one just God and is love are planted when he helps Ethan to free unjustly held Christian prisoners, and he is taught to pray by the Apostle Paul. Lucius escapes in a ship, which is saved miraculously by prayer: they are captured by the Druids in Britain and are saved by another miracle as they are about to be sacrificed to the Gods of the Druids . Lucius has achieved his two desires. The reader's interest will be held from cover to cover, for the characters are well drawn, the description is vivid, and the adventure is active, breathless with suspense.