The Spartapuss series follows the diary of a gladiator cat from Rome to the Land of the Kitons (A.K.A. Britain) and beyond. In the fifth exciting Spartapuss adventure, the Son of Spartapuss (nicknamed 'SOS' for short) visits Rome and falls in love with a female with the most beautiful name he has ever heard. He invites the fair Haireena on a date to the Emperor's unfinished Golden Palace, but things get off to a terrible start. The pair are discovered by the cruel emperor Nero, who decides that Haireena will make the perfect present for his favourite gladiator. After breaking out of Hades Row, (Rome's Worst Prison), SOS chases the gladiator only to find that he's taken Haireena on a secret mission in search of a treasure cavern at the source of the river Nile. Their journey to the Kingdom of the Kushites is full of shocks, crocs and a touch of magic, courtesy of Cleocatra's Kushion.
Robin Price is the author of the Spartapuss series and the graphic novel/novella London Deep. He's also involved in children's theatre, having co-wrote songs for Tall Stories in their brilliant musical adaptations of Julia Donaldson's classics The Gruffalo, and Room on the Broom and well as the award-winning picture book Something Else. He's also scripted a comic-based adventure game illustrated by Craig Conlan. Robin is busy editing a new series of Roobarb and Custard books for Mogzilla, and touring the UK giving children's creative writing workshops based on Roman history. Robin is busy touring the UK with his children's creative writing workshops based on Roman history. For more information visit www.spartapuss.co.uk or follow Spartapuss on Facebook www.facebook.com/iamspartapuss