This ebook was provided by the publisher for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.
Every so often I pick up historical fiction, and I wonder why I don’t read it more. The Advocate has confirmed that I need to do so, and it was such a good experience reading the book that I’m ready to scour Wikipedia for information about the time period before I dig into another era. I wouldn’t want to live in that time, especially as a Christian ruled by Roman emperors, but Singer’s presentation of the times was compelling.
Singer also does a good job introducing and maintaining his characters so that I wanted to join them on their journey through the storylines, and I cared what happened to them even when their choices or motivation veered from what I think I would do in a similar situation (or rather, what I hope I would do in such a political minefield where lives are at stake).
I’m going to be on the lookout for another Singer novel, at least one per year until I’ve tracked them all down. Thanks, Randy, for your excellent writing!