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More boys own rather than Cato and Macro
on 1 August 2015
Not serious adult reading. Not sure I really wanted to finish it, but did. An unlikely scenario, a young slave used as bodyguard to a young patrician lady, a close relative of Caesar to be married to Pompey. He manages to fend off all sorts of villainous attacks on the lady and Caesar, at one time defeating three adult street fighters. It does require a suspension of belief, particularly when you consider the characters involved - Caesar, Pompey, Cicero and Crassus - the four most important men in Rome at the time. The political plotting and machinations are interesting as is the use of the Rome street gangs and while it is well written and easy to read it comes nowhere near the Macro and Cato series. I will not buy any more in the series. I even thought of giving it two stars.