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From the author of the bestselling Assassin's Creed tie-in novels comes a stunning supernatural Roman thriller, the first in a spectacular new series, which will appeal to historical and supernatural fiction fans alike. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
In a city held together by fear, one man fights for the truth . . .
Rome, 64 AD:Ruled by the crazy emperor Nero and devastated by raging fires, Rome is a city struggling to rise from the ashes. But now a new threat - darker even than the emperor's crumbling sanity, begins to plague the Roman people. And Quintus Julius Marcellus is the only man who can stop it.
Someone - or something - is killing Rome's elite citizens in a terrifyingly brutal and violent way. It's the hardest case Julius has ever faced - and if he doesn't solve it to the emperor's liking, it could be his last.
The odds are stacked against success as Julius is drawn into a whirl of political intrigue; battling jealous rivals, Nero's paranoia and - as if that weren't enough - struggling against the unbeatable force of falling in love . . .
Antony Cutler is the pseudonym of acclaimed novelist and historian Anton Gill. The Accursed, the first in his gripping new series, is a must-read.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Writing very good, atmosphere of Ancient Rome created well, but what was put across as a Roman mystery/crime novel ( " for fans of Lindsay Davies and R S Downie" according to the publisher ) transformed into a torrid-sex/horror/vampyre novel about halfway through, and managed to turn me off completely.
If you like such ' horror' novels , you'll probably enjoy this, but if not if you enjoy the more traditional detective story in the style of Lindsay Davies and her Falco character, then this is most likely not to your tastes.