The Lion Hunter (YA)
by Elizabeth Wein
Viking Juvenile Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0670061638
Date: 14 June, 2007 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From intro: It is the sixth century in Aksum, Africa. Twelve-year-old Telemakos--half-Ethiopian granson of Artos, King of Britain--is still recovering from his ordeal as a government spy in the far desert, where he learned who was breaking the Emperor's plague quarantine. But not all those traitors have been accounted for. Before Telemakos is fully himself again, tragedy and menace strike; for his own safety he finds himself sent, with his young sister, Athena, to live with Abreha, the ruler of Himyar--a longtime enemy of the Aksumites, now perhaps a friend. Telemakos's aunt Goewin, Artos's daughter, warns him that Abreha is a man to be wary of, someone to watch carefully. Telemakos promises he will be mindful--but he does not realize that Goewin's warnings will place him in more danger than he ever imagined.
(Source: Viking Juvenile)