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5.0 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly absorbing historical fiction, 26 Feb. 2004
An excellent read that totally absorbs you in the magic of ancient Rome. Every twist and turn keeps the book firmly open as you press on eager to find out how it goes for the characters. The ease with which you identify with the players also draws you in further. The scope and setting could not be grander, but the author proves more than capable of telling an accessible, gripping yarn.