on Oct. 1, 2012 :
Can't believe I get to be the first to review this wonderful book!
First - and something very important *to me* - the book is historically accurate. I don't suppose being a slave was ever much fun, but during Nero's reign, things were truly horrid.
The author captures this very well in telling the compelling story of this one individual slave and all he went through. His loves, his losses, his hopes and his despair.
I could NOT put the book down. The authors write excellently and the story is SO compelling.
Please realize a major truth - in ancient times, sex was NOT considered 'homo' or 'hetero'. The beauty of the one used, was the only consideration. If you are at all interested in ancient Roman times (and, of course, if you can handle non-con sex between masters and slaves), you will enjoy this wonderful book.
I guarantee it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)