Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Explore Subscribe & Save across Household brands Shop now Learn more Learn more Shop Now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

26 April 2016
Etruria has always fascinated because of its hints of exoticism, luxury and gracious living. The rich detail of the paintings and tombs displayed in the British Museum hint at a contrasting lifestyle to the austere, rather puritanical Republican Romans. The Etruscans were renowned warriors, yet after years alternatively at war and alliance with Rome were overcome by the latter in 396 BCE.

Call to Juno is the third in Elisabeth Storrs’ series set in the Etruscan city of Veii and ancient Rome. Through the story of Roman Caecilia and Etruscan warrior Vel Mastarna, their colleagues, families, servants and friends, we see not only a love story, but deception, power struggle and inevitable clash of cultures. We know the outcome from history but the author keeps us in the grip of her story from the spiritual sensuality of Veii to the robust and unforgiving military discipline of Rome.

Elisabeth Storrs, using meticulous research, brings this ancient, lost world right into the reader’s mind. We see everything the characters see and are wrung by their emotional needs, motivations and desires. They live in cultures so different from our own, but the author has made them vivid as human beings trying to make sense of the conflict around and inside them. Highly recommended. In fact, read the whole series!
0Comment Report abuse Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.


Product Details

4.9 out of 5 stars
11
£5.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime