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3.0 out of 5 stars
Luke warm review, I'm afraid, 19 May 2013
It's probably writing style, but the story didn't seem to go anywhere quickly, and somehow I didn't warm at all to any of the characters, although the background should have been quite gripping - Claudius, gladiators etc. It's probably just me - a personal opinion after all, but I do usually like historical novels set in this period. Not really interested in follow-up novels in series.