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Master and God

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781444707328

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 15th March 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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Afflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe.

A reluctant hero, Gaius Vinius Clodianus is hand-picked for high rank in the Praetorian Guard a brave man striving for decency in a world of corruption and deceit.

Flavia Lucilla, tending the privileged women at court, hears the intimate secrets of a ruler who plays with the lives of his subjects as if he were indeed a careless god.

In the dark shadow of Domitian’s reign, Clodianus and Lucilla play out their own complex tale of resilience, friendship and love.

Unwilling witnesses to Domitian’s descent into insanity, these ordinary people must choose between their sworn duty to protect the Emperor and an act of courage that will change the future of Rome.

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Praise for Lindsey Davis
'The plot is well-paced, with clever twists to keep the reader guessing'
<i>Times Literary Supplement</i>
'Davis is adept at convincing us that her hero's anachronistically modern sensibility sits persuasively in ancient Rome'
Barry Forshaw
'An intimate portrait of resilience, friendship and love'
<i>Sunday Examiner</i>, Australia
'A fantastic historical whodunit'
<i>Daily Express</i>
'As gripping and enjoyable as usual'
<i>Literary Review</i>
'While this book is a departure from her usual Falco novels, the trademark charm, piercing intelligence and ready wit are as abundant as ever... dramatic and enthralling, all the more so for being full of historical fact. The characters are intriguing and three-dimensional, and the whole is told with a humour and insight which means the reader will find the book impossible to put down.'
'Davis's descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively...this is a great yarn'
<i> Daily Mail</i>
'Lindsey Davis ... brings her locations alive with the roar of cannon, the ache of hunger and the smell of fear'
'The narrative is rapid and the story well told with much sharp-edged detail. You can open this book and step right into a convincing yet extraordinary past.'
'The fans' expectations are higher than ever and are unlikely to be disappointed'
<i>The Bookseller</i>
'Elegant and intelligent'
<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>