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.
Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational. * Daily Telegraph *
He knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed. * Mail on Sunday *
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 ReviewThe best historical novel I've ever read. -- L. Neil Smith on * Conspiracies of Rome: Death of Rome Saga Book One *