{Danger in Ancient Rome: Kate Messner}

{Danger in Ancient Rome: Kate Messner}

{Synopsis} – Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, is back for the second book in Kate Messner’s new chapter book series. This time, he’s off to save the day in ancient Rome!

Ranger is a golden retriever who has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. In this adventure, Ranger travels to the Colosseum in ancient Rome, where there are gladiator fights and wild animal hunts! Ranger befriends Marcus, a young boy Ranger saves from a runaway lion, and Quintus, a new volunteer gladiator who must prove himself in the arena. Can Ranger help Marcus and Quintus escape the brutal world of the Colosseum?

{My thoughts} – Ranger gets to go on an all new time-traveling adventure to Ancient Rome. I am one of those people that enjoy anything and everything about Rome so I was looking forward to a nice fast and quick read.

Ranger hear’s the buzzing sound from the old first aid kit and the next thing he knows he is in Ancient Rome. He now gets to hang out with Marcus and Quintus. Marcus is more or less a slave and it becomes his job to train Quintus so that he will be able to fight in the next battle at the Colosseum.

Marcus goes about teaching him everything he knows in hopes that it will help. However, he isn’t quite sure given that Quintus is not on the good side of the person in charge of setting up the battles. Things could turn sour very quickly and Marcus understands that better then anyone.

This was a really nice read. I felt like I was actually there for some of it. I suppose it helps that I have actually been to and seen the Colosseum. It was nicely described and easy to visualize. I look forward to reading more books in this series in the near future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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