A wonderfully re-jacketed edition from Saylor's bestselling Gordianus series set in Ancient Rome.
Steven Saylor's fascination with Ancient Rome began in childhood. A history graduate and former newspaper and magazine editor, he has now completed numerous novels featuring Gordianus the Finder. He lives in Berkeley, California.
A sweeping and marvellously evocative story, with page after page of authentic detail - BooklistIt is Saylor's particular skill to sketch the political intrigues of the time with great authenticity... the sense that murky, terrible things are moving secretly beneath the surface of a fairly benign exterior increases in this brilliant novel - San Francisco Review of BooksI can't say enough good things about Saylor's style, his scholarship or his mastery of the period. - The Poisoned PenReader's will escape with pleasure into this lush, meticulously researched world of ancient Rome. - Christian Science MonitorReally excellent...an enthralling recreation of time and place, fascinating storytelling.