Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot and I enjoyed it very much. (Derek Jacobi star of I, Claudius and Gladiator
The best historical novel I have ever read. (L. Neil Smith)
I can't resist recommending this first volume of a promised trilogy. Set during the last pangs of Imperial Rome, with a vivid account of the machinations of the early Church, it is well-informed, atmospheric and beautifully written. (Literary Review
An enjoyable read. (Historical Novel Society
The first in a sharply-written trilogy set in crumbling 7th Century Rome which introduces the most compelling anti-hero since Flashman.