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I, Odin, and the Wild Vikings

Gods and heroes tell Nordic legends

The Nordic myths have been retold with great frequency, but never before by the gods and heroes themselves! Readers will experience first-hand how Odin lost his left eye and how Thor stole back his hammer from the thieving giant Thrym. Besides that, you will receive useful tips on the raising of ...

I, Zeus, and the Olympic Gang

Gods and heroes from Greek Mythology

Enough already, for Gods' sake! For almost 3000 years people have been telling each other god knows what about the heroes and gods of Greek mythology. It really is high time the truth was brought to light. Here, the Olympians and Heroes take the matter into their own hands-from Achilles to Zeus.

Rights sold: Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic

I, Caesar, and the Roman Gang

Live from Ancient Rome

A very different Ancient Rome

All Hell has broken loose in Hades. The ancient Romans are outraged at the people of today and their dull half-lies about their glory years. In this book, Romulus, Caesar and Nero, and their many friends and foes are finally able to speak for themselves.

Rights sold: Czech Republic, PR China, Poland, Hungary

Nefertiti in Danger

Egypt, 1334BC: On the death of Pharaoh Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti is ordained to take his place on the throne until such times as her little son Tutankhamun is old enough to become pharaoh himself. But these plans are thwarted by the forces of evil: Nefertiti disappears - but ...


The Thieves of Troy

The ruins of Troy, 1873: brothers Jannis and Nikos witness an audacious gold theft on Heinrich Schliemann's archaeological excavation site. But what can they do about it? Should they inform Schliemann? They can't do that, because he'd chase the whole family off the site if he ...


The Sign of the Strange Knight

Erlenburg, winter 1390: kitchen boy Hannes comes across a stranger in the snow-bound castle moat - half-frozen, but still alive! He takes him to the safety of the larder next to the castle's kitchen. It's not long before Hannes and his friends start wondering who this ...

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The Ghost of Pompeii

August, 79 AD: it is the middle of summer in Pompeii and the earth is shaking, while Mount Vesuvius is spitting fire! Are the gods angry with the inhabitants of this affluent town? The people are living in fear and terror. What's more, there are rumours of repeated ghost sightings ...


The Alchemist's Son

An adventure on the Camino de Santiago

The first encounter between Marie, the miller's maidservant, and Jakob, the son of Parisian scholar Nicolas Flamel, is ill-fated. Jakob was travelling with his father on the pilgrim's path to Santiago de Compostela, but they got separated when they were ambushed by robbers. Jakob ...


The Church Thief

An adventure set in the Middle Ages

Cologne, 1445. Following her father's death, ten-year-old Johanna has to work as a maidservant in the house of a wealthy merchant. Andreas, the merchant's son, seems terribly stuck-up at first, but then he teaches her to read and write in secret. One night, needing a candle for her ...


The Pharaoh's Golden Casket

dtv Tiger Eye - Ancient Egypt

In 1279 BC, the goldsmith Huja is commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II to make an elaborately jewelled golden casket. This is a great honour for the craftsman, and he is the envy of many, but it also puts him in a perilous position. If the work is not finished in time, he is in danger of severe ...

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Bone Robbers on the Orinoco

An adventure with Alexander von Humboldt

11-year-old Pedro and former slave boy Abasi are travelling along the Orinoco River in the company of the explorer Alexander von Humboldt and his companion Aimé Bonpland. Their destination is the bone cave of Ataruipe, a sacred tribal burial ground that is beset by mysterious and eerie stories.


The Revenge of the Gladiator

dtv Tigereye - Ancient Rome

It is ancient Rome, in the time of Caesar: Marcus works in his father's taverna, helped out by Gaul slave Argetorix, who is the same age as him.

The boys overhear a conversation between two gladiators - one of them seems to have a score to settle with the great Caesar himself!