'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.'
'Lindsey Davis ... brings her locations alive with the roar of cannon, the ache of hunger and the smell of fear'
'As gripping and enjoyable as usual'
'Davis's descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively...this is a great yarn'
'Davis is adept at convincing us that her hero's anachronistically modern sensibility sits persuasively in ancient Rome'
'An intimate portrait of resilience, friendship and love'
'The plot is well-paced, with clever twists to keep the reader guessing'
'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.'
'A fantastic historical whodunit'
Praise for MASTER AND GOD
'Elegant and intelligent'
Praise for Lindsey Davis
'The fans' expectations are higher than ever and are unlikely to be disappointed'