2nd Century

Praetorian: The Great Game

By S.J. Turney - Published 2015



Truly excellent historical fiction takes the reader by the scruff of the neck and yanks him or her back to whatever period it ...Read Review

Empire: Thunder of the Gods

By Anthony Riches - Published 2015



Thunder of the Gods is the eighth book in Riches’ Empire series, taking the hero, Marcus Aquila, and supporting cast to the far ...Read Review

South of Burnt Rocks West of the Moon

By G. J. Berger -


The ultimate defeat and destruction of the city of Carthage in the wake of the Third Punic War against the rising power of ...Read Review

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage

By David Gibbins - Published 2014



Carthago delenda est, Carthage must be destroyed. These words resound throughout this novel of Scipio Aemilianus, adopted grandson of the famous Scipio Africanus ...Read Review

Lady of the Eternal City

By Kate Quinn - Published 2015



Kate Quinn’s masterful talents in portraying the ancient world have culminated in this fourth and final installment of the Empress of Rome ...Read Review

Empire: The Emperor’s Knives

By Anthony Riches - Published 2014



The Emperor’s Knives is the latest in Anthony Riches’ Empire series, set in AD 184. It takes the hero of the saga, Marcus ...Read Review

The Inner Sea: A Novel of the Year 100

By Zane Kotker - Published 2014


Imagine yourself back in the world of Europe and the Middle East in the year 100. Jesus Christ has been crucified, the Temple of ...Read Review

Tabula Rasa: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire (The Medicus Series)

By Ruth Downie - Published 2014Published 2014-10-09



From the first book in Ruth Downie’s Gaius Ruso series, I fell in love with the gruff but good-hearted Roman medical officer ...Read Review

The Mark of the Horse Lord

By Rosemary Sutcliff - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

This is a well-constructed story with a pleasing sense of inevitability. It’s set in and around Hadrian’s Wall at the time ...Read Review

Dead Romans

By David J. Cord - Published 2013


Dead Romans opens in 2nd-century Ephesus, where the shepherd boy Daphnis is faced with the mysterious death of his flock. As his sheep ...Read Review