"Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship."
"He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted story teller, drawing on prodigious learning."
-Timothy Severin, author of The Viking Trilogy
"The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction."
-Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy
"At last a piece of Roman historical fiction for grown-ups"
-Robert Low, author of The Oath Sworn
"Sidebottom provides a well-constructed, well-paced and gripping account ... which, as a good series should, leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next installment."
-Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
is best known for the Warrior of Rome series of novels, published by Overlook. He teaches classical history at Oxford University, where he is a Fellow of St. Benet's Hall and a Lecturer at Lincoln College.