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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.See all Product Description
This is a book brimming with historical insight and interest which also succeeds as a fast paced adventure story. Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2012 by Kathie
a historical thriller with blakes usual style and skill
all the ingredients are in there! conspiracies,riots, effete villains, however it went over much of the same ground as... Read more
After thoroughly being disenchanted with the screenplay, historically liberal photo-jacket offerings of Iggulden, I've steered clear of similar offerings from the likes of Anthony... Read morePublished on 12 July 2010 by travelswithadiplomat