A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller
Ferocious and compelling
Praise for Simon Scarrow's novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best
Rollicking good fun
'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read'
Gripping and moving
A satisfyingly bloodthirsty, bawdy romp...perfect for Bernard Cornwell addicts who will relish its historical detail and fast-paced action. Storming stuff
A Rome full of HOUSE OF CARDS treachery... Roman soldiering at its very best - even by Scarrow's high standards - in this winning chunk of historical fiction
Has all the hallmarks of Bernard Cornwell at his best
History mixed with romance, blood mixed with honour, and grit with a large helping of escapism thrown in