From Prime Minister's Literary Award winner Frances Watts comes the beginning of an exciting series of standalone historical novels for young teens.
When Claudia's father – a Roman senator – summons her to the capital, she finds herself thrown into a world of plotting, murder and intrigue. Dealing with her scheming stepmother and her aloof stepbrother Marcus is one thing, but the handsome and mysterious Lucius is something else altogether.
In researching the story, Watts was determined for the book to reflect the life and times of Ancient Rome while also creating a young heroine that contemporary readers could relate to.
-The Raven's Wing might be set more than two thousand years ago, but at the time Claudia would have been a modern young woman, interested in fashion and music and, of course, love,' says Watts. -She's just like a teenage girl of today, trying to work out who she is and what she wants in life.'
Frances Watts worked as a bookseller and editor for nearly ten years before she began her writing career. Her first picture book, Kisses for Daddy (illustrated by David Legge), was an Honour Book in the 2006 CBCA Awards and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. Her next picture book with David Legge, Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books, was a Book of the Year in the 2008 CBCA Awards. More recently, she won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Goodnight, Mice! (with Judy Watson). Frances lives in Sydney's Inner West.
The Raven's Wing
Author: Frances Watts