About the Book
Pythagoras lies dying at the end of his long and magnificent life, but the utopian society he has built based on the perfection of numbers and mathematics is crumpling around him. His guardian, Milo the Olympian, must find the answer to a dreadful secret, The Unspeakable, if he is to save the great dream of Pythagoras and his Brotherhood from descending into chaos.
Barry Klemm enjoyed an array of abandoned careers before resorting to literature. He was a crane jockey, insurance clerk, combat soldier, advertising officer, computer programmer, cleaner, stagehand, postman, sports ground manager, builder's labourer, taxi-driver, film and TV scriptwriter and radio dramatist. He has published two novels for teen-age readers, The Tenth Hero, in 1997, and Last Voyage of the Albatross in 1998 through Addison Wesley Longman and Running Dogs, a novel of the Vietnam War by Black Pepper in 2000.