`A well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account' -- Times Literary Supplement
`Harry Sidebottom's epic tale starts with a chilling assassination and goes on, and up, from there' -- Professor Mary Beard, Chair of Classics, University of Cambridge
`I don't think I've ever experienced antiquity so directly: the brutality, the directness of expression and feeling, the deep bonds formed amid unmitigated violence' -- Professor David Konstan, Professor of Classics, Brown University
`It's the best sort of red-blooded historical fiction - solidly based on a profound understanding of what it meant to be alive in a particular time and place'
-- Andrew Taylor, Author of THE AMERICAN BOY
`Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' -- The Times
`A well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account'