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In a warlike land of wind and sunlight, live Rhaskos and Melisto, spiritual twins with little in common. A Thracian slave in a Greek household, Rhaskos is as common as clay. He nurtures in secret, aided by Socrates, his passions for art and philosophy. Melisto is a spoiled aristocrat. She'll marry, but will risk her life for a season first to serve Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Melisto and Rhaskos - Amber and Clay - never meet in the flesh. By the time they do, one of them is a ghost. But the thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses. It takes an army of snarky gods and fearsome goddesses, slaves and masters, mothers and philosophers to help shape their story.
Age Range: 10-14 | Grade Level: 5-9 | Lexile Measure: NA