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Terry Deary

Author of The Rotten Romans

417+ Works 24,003 Members 155 Reviews 7 Favorited

About the Author

Terry Deary is an actor, TV presenter and author. He has written 315 books, both non-fiction and fiction, for children and adults. His famous Horrible Histories books have sold over 32 million copies in 40 languages since their launch in 1993 and have appeared as an award-winning television series, show more theatre tours and a movie. He has also written fifty professional plays, the TV series Terry Deary's Twisted Tales and has designed museum exhibitions based on themes from his books. He was born in Sunderland in 1946 and as a young lad helped out in his father's butcher's shop, which he credits as having imbued him with a sound work ethic. The Peasants' Revolting Lives is his second book for adults for Pen Sword, after The Peasants' Revolting Crimes (2019). show less
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Works by Terry Deary

The Rotten Romans (1999) 1,491 copies
The Awesome Egyptians (1993) 1,282 copies
The Measly Middle Ages (1996) 1,087 copies
The Groovy Greeks (1996) 1,030 copies
The Vicious Vikings (1994) 947 copies
The Vile Victorians (1994) 727 copies
The Terrible Tudors (1993) 716 copies
The Slimy Stuarts (1996) 666 copies
The Cut-throat Celts (1997) 655 copies
The Woeful Second World War (1999) 645 copies
The Blitzed Brits (1994) 600 copies
The Angry Aztecs (1997) 583 copies
The Savage Stone Age (1800) 545 copies
The Gorgeous Georgians (1998) 540 copies
The Smashing Saxons (2000) 524 copies
The Stormin' Normans (2001) 511 copies
Even More Terrible Tudors (1998) 488 copies
The Barmy British Empire (2002) 458 copies
The Incredible Incas (2000) 413 copies
Top Ten Shakespeare Stories (1998) 359 copies
The Villainous Victorians (2004) 343 copies
The Fire Thief (2005) 316 copies
Wicked Words (1996) 240 copies
Top Ten Greek Legends (1998) 202 copies
Flight of the Fire Thief (2006) 162 copies
Rowdy Revolutions (1999) 158 copies
Rotten Rulers (1600) 124 copies
The Fire Thief Fights Back (2007) 120 copies
Blood-Curdling Box of Books (2008) 111 copies
Horrible Christmas (2000) 109 copies
York (Horrible Histories) (2005) 63 copies
Wales (Horrible Histories) (2008) 54 copies
The Mad Miscellany (2004) 53 copies
Dublin (Horrible Histories) (2006) 52 copies
Dreadful Diary (1996) 51 copies
Potty Politics (1997) 49 copies
The Hat Trick (2000) 46 copies
Oxford (Horrible Histories) (2007) 44 copies
Discovery at Roswell (1996) 43 copies
True Ghost Stories (1647) 36 copies
The Gold in the Grave (2004) 31 copies
The Tortoise and the Dare (2007) 30 copies
Vanished! (1996) 30 copies
Tomb of Treasure (2008) 29 copies
The Fatal Fire (2008) 28 copies
The Nuclear Winter Man (1996) 27 copies
The Boy Who Cried Horse (2007) 27 copies
True Shark Stories (1995) 27 copies
True Disaster Stories (1995) 27 copies
The Pitt Street Pirates (2004) 27 copies
True Horror Stories (1993) 27 copies
The Eye of the Viking God (2010) 26 copies
True War Stories (1998) 26 copies
The Plot on the Pyramid (2004) 26 copies
Break Out! (1996) 24 copies
True Crime Stories (1994) 24 copies
Ghost for Sale (1999) 23 copies
The Grim Ghost (2008) 23 copies
The Captive Celt (2008) 20 copies
Put Out the Light (1828) 19 copies
The Custard Kid (1978) 19 copies
The War Game (2013) 19 copies
Burglary for Beginners (2009) 18 copies
The Lion's Slave (2007) 18 copies
The Bomber Balloon (2013) 17 copies
Wall of Woe (2008) 17 copies
War Games (2004) 16 copies
True Monster Stories (1992) 16 copies
The Lady of Fire and Tears (1998) 16 copies
Saxon Tales (2017) 15 copies
Tower of Terror (2008) 15 copies
Plague and Peril (2009) 15 copies
The Joke Factory (1991) 14 copies
Top 50 Kings & Queens (2015) 14 copies
The Twisted Tunnels (2012) 13 copies
True UFO Stories (1997) 13 copies
Who's Horrible in History (2009) 13 copies
Midsummer Night's Dream (2016) 12 copies
True Detective Stories (1996) 12 copies
Raiders and Ruins (1821) 11 copies
Goose Guards (2008) 11 copies
A Witch in Time (1987) 11 copies
The Fabulous Flyer (2012) 11 copies
Classes in Kidnapping (2009) 11 copies
Poisonous Postcards (1997) 11 copies
The Pigeon Spy (2013) 11 copies
The Mad Millennium: A Play (1999) 11 copies
Shadow of the Gallows (2008) 10 copies
Awesome Annual 2007 (2006) 10 copies
Calamity Kate (1982) 10 copies
Macbeth (2016) 9 copies
Romeo and Juliet (2016) 9 copies
The Sea Monsters (2012) 9 copies
Inventors (Truly Terrible Tales) (1997) — Author — 9 copies
Crackin' Castles (2016) 9 copies
The Pirate Lord (2011) 9 copies
The Pirate Queen (2011) 9 copies
Deadly Days in History (2013) 9 copies
The Last Flight (2013) 9 copies
King Arthur's Bones (2000) 8 copies
True Mystery Stories (2000) 8 copies
Greek Tales (2017) 8 copies
The Vampire of Croglin (2008) 8 copies
Ghosts (2022) 8 copies
Twelfth Night (1773) 7 copies
The Pirate Captain (2011) 7 copies
The Bike Escape (2015) 7 copies
Dark Forces (1999) 7 copies
Chop and Change (1998) 6 copies
Up in the Air (2021) 6 copies
Explorers (Truly Terrible Tales) (1997) — Author — 6 copies
Scientists (Truly Terrible Tales) (1997) — Author — 6 copies
Blackout in the Blitz (2009) 6 copies
Deadly Durham (2001) 6 copies
Bat and Bell (1998) 5 copies
Knights and Nightmares (2013) 5 copies
Shadow Play (1992) 5 copies
Writers (Truly Terrible Tales) (1997) — Author — 5 copies
Unlikely Spy (2019) 5 copies
Pirates and Plunder (2010) 5 copies
Dog Run (1999) 4 copies
Cut-throat Celts (2022) 4 copies
Robbery for Rascals (2009) 4 copies
The Pirate Prisoner (2011) 4 copies
Space Race (1998) 4 copies
Big Book of Gory Stories (2010) 4 copies
La forza oscura (2000) 3 copies
Os Miseráveis Romanos (2000) 3 copies
The phantom of the Nile (2017) 3 copies
Ribollenti rivoluzioni (2000) 3 copies
Viking Tales (2012) 3 copies
Footsteps in the Fog (2003) 3 copies
Ghost Town (1992) 3 copies
Shock Tactics (1998) 3 copies
Light and Wrong (1999) 3 copies
Into the Lions Den (2002) 3 copies
The Devil In Durham (1993) 3 copies
Mystery (1995) 3 copies
Spooks (Shivers) (1995) 2 copies
Srodzy Sasi (2007) 2 copies
Smashing Saxons Johnston (2011) 2 copies
Stomachevoli storie (2006) 2 copies
Heksetid (1987) 1 copy
Wild Warriors (2010) 1 copy
Czarownice (2008) 1 copy
Stormin 1 copy
Big fat Christmas book (2014) 1 copy
The barrel burglary (2015) 1 copy
Geest ontsnapt (1997) 1 copy
Tupí tyrani (2008) 1 copy
Viaggio spaziale (1999) 1 copy
Esos temibles aztecas (1998) 1 copy

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(41) ages 9-12 (50) ancient history (64) AR Quiz (42) Britain (54) British history (73) childhood (45) children (348) children's (533) children's books (46) Children's History (48) children's non-fiction (46) Children's Reference (43) Egypt (60) England (128) English (57) fantasy (61) fiction (145) grade 5 (46) Greece (48) historical (57) historical fiction (57) history (2,407) Horrible Histories (593) Horrible History (54) humor (712) juvenile (59) kids (45) learning (61) medieval (58) Middle Ages (93) NF (54) non-fiction (1,233) own (49) series (191) to-read (273) Vikings (73) WWI (51) WWII (73) young adult (53)

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I've always been a fan of mythology so the Percy Jackson series is right up my alley. In this tale, we see Percy along with Thalia and Nico (children of the big three - Poseidon, Zeus, and Hades) tasked with finding the Sword Hades that has been stolen and if it reaches the Titons they will be able to control death and thus defeat the Gods.

Love these stories.
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Works
417
Also by
1
Members
24,003
Popularity
#874
Rating
3.8
Reviews
155
ISBNs
1,568
Languages
29
Favorited
7

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