1st Century

Pilate’s Daughter

By Fiona Veitch Smith - Published 2017


Claudia Lucretia Pilate, the fictional daughter of the historically accurate governor Pontius Pilate, is not happy with her father’s choice of husband ...Read Review

The Fortune Teller

By Gwendolyn Womack - Published 2017



This time-traveling novel rests on an intriguing premise. An ancient Egyptian manuscript, which tells the story of a missing deck of tarot cards, ...Read Review

The Roman Quests: Death in the Arena

By Caroline Lawrence - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

95 A.D. Ursula, Juba and Fronto, who fled Rome and arrest by the tyrannical Emperor Domitian and sought sanctuary in Britain, have been ...Read Review

Glory of Rome: (Gaius Valerius Verrens 8)

By Douglas Jackson - Published 2017Published 2017-08-10



AD 77. Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian’s inner circle, but this is no bar to danger caused by ...Read Review


By Chris Aslan - Published 2016



Alabaster is the retelling of the biblical story of Mariam (Mary), sister to Marta (Martha) and Eleazar (Lazarus). She is the woman who ...Read Review


By David Barbaree - Published 2017


Is David Barbaree’s debut novel historical fiction, or alternate history? It’s a question Barbaree actively wants us to consider, as he ...Read Review

The Third Nero

By Lindsey Davis - Published 2017



September, AD 89. Rome is in turmoil. Emperor Domitian is on the throne and becoming more and more paranoid. Rumours abound that the murdered ...Read Review

Otho’s Regret

By L.J. Trafford - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This is the third in a tetralogy set in the Year of the Four Emperors, 69 AD, and follows on from Palatine (HNR 72) and ...Read Review

Apollo’s Raven

By Linnea Tanner - Published 2017



AD 24. Catrin, a Celtic princess, and Marcellus, a Roman, were ordered to gather information about each other’s families. They were never supposed ...Read Review

Revolt Against the Romans

By Tony Bradman - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

I can see why Tony Bradman dedicated this book to Rosemary Sutcliff; they are both interested in a clash of cultures and the ...Read Review