2nd Century

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

The Eagle’s Vengeance (Empire VI)

By Anthony Riches - Published 2013



Bloody; Graphic; Intense. These are just some of the words that could describe this new addition to Anthony Riches’ Empire series. It is ...Read Review

Dark Omens

By Rosemary Rowe - Published 2013



In Roman Britain, Libertus gets a visit to his mosaic workshop from Genialis, a citizen from a nearby village, who wants a rush ...Read Review

Empire: The Wolf’s Gold

By Anthony Riches - Published 2012



The Wolf’s Gold is the latest instalment in Anthony Riches’ highly successful Empire series that follows the soldier-hero, Marcus Aquila, across the ...Read Review

Semper Fidelis: A Novel of the Roman Empire

By Ruth Downie - Published 2013



Set in 2nd-century Roman Britain during Hadrian’s rule, this interesting read started out slow for a mystery but picked up speed about ...Read Review

Agent of Rome: The Imperial Banner

By Nick Brown - Published 2012



Set in Imperial Rome, this is the second book in a series. I haven`t read the first, Agent of Rome: The Siege, ...Read Review