Beautifully written and thrillingly good Roman historical novel ... crisp plotting and absolutely infectious narrative drive. The world of Republican Rome is brought entirely alive in these pages. Enthusiastically recommended. -- Historical Novels Review Online"The Bow of Heaven is superb: a beautifully-crafted, electrifying example of just how good historical fiction can be. Don't miss it." - Open Letters Monthly
Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and cleverly staged, The Bow of Heaven
unique and engaging look at Rome in the first century before the Common Era. Superb. - Foreword
From the Author
The Other Alexander
is the first book in the epic trilogy, The Bow of Heaven
. Alexander, a young Greek philosophy student, is wrenched from a life unlived to submit to the will of an empire - as a slave of Rome. In a world without choice, he must use his cunning and wits to gain the trust of one of the most powerful men in the Republic.
Yet no matter how high he climbs, or how deeply he falls in love, Alexander's life is still bound to the will of another. When his master becomes blinded by revenge, the fates of both owner and owned become slaves to a terrible choice. A choice which will threaten the very life of the empire one has ruled, and the other has been forced to serve.