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Don't let the unheard of Author put you off
on 6 July 2011
I am an avid reader of historical fiction and don't normally write reviews as nowadays they all seem to follow the same standard.
However after seeing that there was only 1 review for this book, I felt I had to add my two penceworth as people may be missing the opportunity to read an excellent book.
First things first. This book centers itself around a Parthian, however most of the story is set in Italy, during the uprising of the Spartacus slave revolt. We learn about Spartacus (and Crixus), and how a slave gladiator took on the heart of Rome itself. It is also refreshing to see Rome depicted as the aggressors and that Roman armies, although conquering the known world back then, are not always invincible! Note: This is not a rip off of the tv series!
I would recommend this book to all who love their historical fiction, but especially those who have recently had enough of the bombardment of pro-Roman historical fiction lately!