The Roman Heir is an historical fiction set in 512AD. At less than one hundred pages, this is a quick read.
Argoicus, a former praefect of Rome, is asked to deliver a book to the son of an old Roman family. He arrives hours after the vicious murder of Pius, the head of the family. Known for his investigative skills, Argolicus agrees to help find the murderer.
A murder mystery, this book reveals the politics, secrets and hopes of those under Roman rule. The book has a large cast of characters which, whilst adding to the confusion and intrigue, do make it hard for the reader to keep them all in their head. I also felt that the short length of the book left me bereft of any chance to really get to know and…
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