"WOW! I think this is the best book I've read in the SWBA." —Judge's comments, Sharp Writ Book Awards
"Elisabeth Storrs gives us a complex heroine, grappling with issues of spirituality and culture in ways that are non-cliché and refreshing." —Elizabeth Jane, Historical Novels Review
"The fear of death but the zest to live—Elisabeth Storrs skillfully recreates the dilemma of a young woman torn between two of Italy's ancient cultures." —Isolde Martyn, author of The Maiden and the Unicorn
"Storrs should be proud of herself for this gem of a book." —Ben Kane, author of The Forgotten Legion
“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)
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.