The second book in Richard Blake's brilliant series featuring Aelric, the six-century English adventurer, combines an expert's knowledge of the Roman world with intrigue, sex, black comedy and extreme violence.
Richard Blake is a historian, broadcaster and university lecturer. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
The best historical novel I've ever read. -- L. Neil Smith on * Conspiracies of Rome: Death of Rome Saga Book One * A rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history with large dollops of action, sex, intrigue and, above all, fun will absolutely love this novel. * Historical Novels ReviewMail on Sunday * Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational. * Daily Telegraph *