This latest outing of these 2 characters was excellent as usual and certainly lived up to all my expectations. The conniving Narcissus; the 'stab you in the back as soon as look at you' machinations of imperial Rome were all there in spades. Simon Sparrow never fails to disappoint in his tales of these 2 soldiers. You really get drawn in to the era of Rome in all it's glory and seediness and planning and plotting behind the scenes. I always look forward to these tories and have never been disappointed yet. Highly recommended to everyone.