As always, Blake writes with immense historical and classical erudition, while displaying an ability to render 1500-year-old conversations in realistically colloquial English. (C4SS
If you like your Dark Age stories to be, well - particularly dark - then you'll love this. - (Historical Novels Review
It would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy. (The Morning Star
Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot ... I enjoyed it very much. (Derek Jacobi, star of I, Claudius and Gladiator
Alexandria is the setting for the third in the brilliant trilogy set in the dying days of the Roman Empire, featuring the most compelling anti-hero since Flashman.