Attack At the Arena (#02 in Adventures In Odyssey Imagination Station (Aio) Series)
Patrick and Beth learn that Mr. Whittaker's fancy ring can be seen inside the Imagination Station but not outside of the machine. A mysterious letter leads the cousins to fifth-century Rome in search of a special cup that belongs to...
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Patrick and Beth learn that Mr. Whittaker's fancy ring can be seen inside the Imagination Station but not outside of the machine. A mysterious letter leads the cousins to fifth-century Rome in search of a special cup that belongs to a monk. If found, the cup could keep the mysterious Albert out of prison.
At the Roman Colosseum, Emperor Honorius is hosting a gladiator battle in celebration of a war victory. Beth attends the event as the emperor's slave; Patrick attends as a monk's apprentice but is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the arena. During their adventure, the cousins meet Telemachus (a true historical figure), a monk who believes that fighting is wrong. Telemachus is willing to risk everything even his life to stop the killing. When the cousins return with the cup, they find that a third letter has been sent with more information about Albert's fate.
Marianne Hering, former editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine, has written hundreds of magazine articles, and numerous fiction books for children as well as the Tyndale published, Focus on the Family Clubhouse Activity Book. Currently, she is a freelance writer living in Colorado with her husband and three children.
Paul McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch collections, and song lyrics.
For the Adventures in Odyssey series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen novels, and two screenplays for the best-selling animated videos.
He has dramatized many classics for Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, including A Christmas Carol and Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford. He also wrote and directed the Peabody Award–winning Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom and created the highly acclaimed Father Gilbert Mysteries series.
The novellas Epiphany and The Faded Flower, and more plus non-fiction, and co-authored You Say Tomato with best-selling British writer Adrian Plass. Epiphany was nominated for the ECPA Gold Medallion Award
Paul lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.