by Sherry Christie
A new novel about the young Roman Empire's darkest secret...
Marcus Carinna's ambitious father orders him home from the legions to serve the man who was his brother's closest friend.
But Marcus can't forget how his brother died, accused of treason. Or that the friend who didn't try to save him was Caligula Caesar, now master of Rome.
37 AD. To great acclaim, 25-year-old Caligula Caesar has become Rome's new ruler. No one is more pleased than Senator Titus Carinna, who helped him succeed to the throne. It's a shame the Senator's older son—Caligula's closest friend—had to commit suicide after making a treasonous joke. But that still leaves Marcus, his second son.
Headstrong and hot-tempered, Marcus would rather prove his courage by leading legions than take his brother's place. Yet when his father demands that he befriend and steady the erratic Caligula, he has no choice.
Caught in a web of deceit, conspiracy, and betrayal reaching from elegant Palatine mansions to the city's grimy, teeming streets, Marcus will grapple with treachery that threatens his family, the woman he desires, even his life... and may destroy peace in the Roman world.
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Praise for Roma Amor
The first installment in a page-turning saga that revisits the heroes and villains of the grandest city of the ancient world.... Comes alive with the long gone characters who were its lifeblood"
— Kirkus Reviews
A complete page turner.... I found myself reading until two or three in the morning sometimes, unable to put it down"
— Historical Fiction Obsession
An epic story... filled with historical accuracy and vivid portraits of the brutality and duplicity of Roman life"
— Bill Bushnell, Central Maine Newspapers
Informative, well researched and a great read… Writing about ancient Rome similar in detail to the great Colleen McCullough "
— Amazon reviewer
A story that captivates and enthralls.... Marcus is an amazing character, passionate, intelligent and fascinating "
— Book Lovers Paradise
Right up there with some of my favorite authors in the same genre like Kate Quinn and Ben Kane. I loved it!"
What a treat! The details, the historical setting, the characters.... Can't wait for the next one in the series"
— Beth's Book Blog
Combines current political concerns, the wide lens of the serious historical novel, and emotional maturity and realism with an utterly splendid grasp of what it must have been like to live in Rome under Caligula’s reign."
— Agatha winner and New York Times Notable author Sarah Smith
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