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Call to Juno (A Tale of Ancient Rome Book 3) Kindle Edition
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“A generous, powerfully relevant Early Historical Fiction with chops. Recommended!” —Chanticleer Reviews Chaucer Award
“Elisabeth Storrs’s Tales of Ancient Rome series should really be called Tales of Ancient Veii, as it brings the Etruscan town to life. Thank you, Elisabeth, for giving a voice to some of the most intriguing pieces of the Museum of Veii.” —Iefke van Kampen, director of the Museo dell’Agro Veientano, Formello (Rome)
“In Call to Juno Elisabeth Storrs tells a vivid story of love and war, honor and revenge set in Ancient Rome. Using a skillful blend of history and drama, and full of characters both heroic and human, Storrs transports readers to that long-ago world. Highly recommended.” —M.K. Tod author of Lies Told in Silence
“Not much is known about the ancient Etruscans but Call to Juno is a vivid and fascinating evocation of their fight for survival against the might of Rome. This is a tale of great love and great hatred, of treachery, courage, and honor, told in loving detail by a knowledgeable and practiced storyteller.” —Felicity Pulman, author of The Janna Chronicles
“Elisabeth Storrs brings Ancient Rome vividly to life; her skill as a writer is equivalent to a time machine—we are there amid the history and the drama, immersed so deep that in calling to Juno we expect her to answer back.” —Helen Hollick, author of The Sea Witch Voyages
“God cults, the different faces of love, and the cruelty of war are among the themes in Elisabeth Storrs’s novel on the rivalry between the Romans and the Etruscans. A well-researched, powerful novel that builds to a memorable and terrifying end.” —Isolde Martyn, author of Mistress to the Crown
“Call to Juno is a stirring saga of war, sacrifice, and transcendent love.” —M. Louisa Locke, author of the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series
“With plenty of action and characters you can really root for, Call to Juno is a perfect, wholly satisfying conclusion to Elisabeth Storrs’s trilogy. A Tale of Ancient Rome is one of the best ancient-historical series I’ve read in years.” —Libbie Hawker, bestselling author of Tidewater, Daughter of Sand and Stone, and Mercer Girls
“Call to Juno is a book for long, delicious savoring.” —Judith Starkston, author of Hand of Fire
“Storrs obviously did her homework in this meticulously researched series. The level of detail about everyday life in Rome and among the Etruscans is extraordinary.” —Faith L Justice, author of Hypatia: Her Life and Times
“[Storrs’s] characters seem true to their time, strongly rooted in the mores of their respective cultures as they strive to placate the gods and gain victory. The contrast between the colorful, sensual culture of the Etruscans and the more severe Roman society is well portrayed, immersing readers in this ancient struggle.” —Historical Novels Review, Editor’s Choice
From the Author
The three books in the saga tell the tale of this siege but I have endeavored to write each novel as a standalone to enable readers to access the story without needing to read them in order. The Wedding Shroud describes the journey of Roman Caecilia, the treaty bride sent to Veii to marry an enemy Etruscan nobleman, Vel Mastarna. In The Golden Dice, the characters of Pinna, a Roman tomb whore, and Semni an Etruscan servant girl, are introduced to give fresh perspectives. In Call to Juno, the reader will follow the lives and loves of these three women in a desperate quest for survival in the final year of the war. I hope you'll want to learn who will withstand the treachery of both mortals and gods.
- ASIN : B015C8VCF6
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (April 19, 2016)
- Publication date : April 19, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2509 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 544 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #208,131 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I read all 3 books in the series and only the Author's Notes at the end of the book tell you which parts are real history and her created storyline. The details were so vivid it was hard to tell if this work was fiction or biography.
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Elisabeth Storrs has created a vibrant and totally believable world. I felt that I knew Caecilia, Semni and Pinna as friends. I sympathised so much with Marcus, his intense suffering at the denial of his sexuality, his valiant attempts to conform and to be a ‘noble Roman’. And the children. Each one has a distinctive lovable character. Again, no more must be said, but the children’s individual story lines are epic.
'Call to Juno' is a brilliantly evocative historical novel with themes that are relevant to all eras and places. Intense love, ambition, greed and lust for power are universal human characteristics. Omens and portents are not as codified in modern times as in ancient Rome and Etruria but still affect many people. Wherever you are, dealing with a goddess is always extremely tricky.
Most of all, this is a powerful love story. Caecilia and Vel Mastarna are now part of my inner imaginative world, archetypal lovers. I congratulate Elisabeth Storrs on her achievement. These are books to treasure and to read over again, and would make memorable and visually astounding films.
My best recommendation is that I wanted to finish each book(couldn't put any of them down), but I never wanted them to end. Waiting for more from Elisabeth Storrs.
It was definitely worth the read, because I loved all the POV characters (Pinna is still my favourite) and that made everything even more emotional.
The addition of Marcus to the POV characters was really interesting and since the second book I was waiting for it, because men like him didn't really have an easy life in Rome.
Another special mention for Arrun baby. Mastarna has still all my love, but Arrun ♥️
It's been two years since I've read it and it still hurts, but it had to be like this, and there is definitely enough to take comfort from in the ending.