'Highly readable and endlessly absorbing historical adventure' Kirkus.
'If the blood-drenched HBO series Rome makes you want to know what life was like in Britannia, Finnis is the writer for you' Chicago Tribune.
'Suspenseful and authentically detailed' Booklist.
'I recommend Jane Finnis's Aurelia Marcella novels ... these are enjoyable enough to overcome even the deepest-set prejudices against historical detective fiction' Observer.
Jane Finnis read history at the University of London before working as a radio producer for BBC radio. She now lives in east Yorkshire and spends her time researching and writing about the Roman Empire.
I liked the style of this book from the first page. The characters are well drawn, believable and engaging. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R
A well written account of the times. Story line keeps you hooked to the end. Can't wait to read more.Published 15 months ago by marie-therese bush
The author sets the novel in 91 AD, almost 20 years after the first Lindsey Davis, 20 years before the first Ruth Downie and almost 100 years before the first Rosemary Rowe, my own... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Allan DB
I liked this book I hope that there will be more in the series soon. It gives insight into the lives of the romans who seetled in BritainPublished 18 months ago by J Logan
A nice, easy to read book. Very easy to get into the life of the time. Good historical remarks. Looking forward to read the rest of the series.Published 19 months ago by ms maria p belmonte
The story rolls along at good pace and I enjoyed it. It didn't leave me spellbound but I will definitely read the next book in the seriesPublished 19 months ago by Rebecca Bond
I enjoy a good historical murder mystery and this one ticked all the boxes. Very atmospheric and I was reluctant to put it down once I started.Published 20 months ago by Kasim Langmead
I found the story and the overall feel of the period very good,but why just ok? Well it is hard to define, and to be fair it could easily have been me the reason for OK,so keep... Read morePublished 20 months ago by mick d
Dear Ms. Finnis,
What a lovely thing, discovering a new author with a great tale to tell, and a beautiful way of telling it. Read more