"Skillfully plotted and with vividly drawn characters, The Golden Dice is a suspenseful, romantic, exciting drama." —Sherry Jones, author of Four Sisters, All Queens
"This is a stimulating and clever novel, and it is very pleasing to know that Call to Juno, a third volume in the series, is currently being written." —Folly Gleeson, Newtown Review of Books
"There aren't many novels of the Roman world that provide such a comprehensive picture, which should give The Golden Dice great appeal for a variety of readers." —Sarah Johnson, reviews editor for Historical Novels Review
“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 Museo dell'Agro Veientano, Formello (Rome)
"With fabulous and richly woven historical detail (a hard thing to do, given how little we know about the mysterious Etruscan civilization), this a must-read novel. Bravo, Elisabeth Storrs." —Ben Kane, author of the Hannibal and Eagles of Rome books
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.