• Triumphant, compelling and deeply moving…the finest fictional treatment of Ancient Rome in the English language. They are distinguished by the mastery of the sources, sympathetic imagination, political intelligence and narrative skill…It’s a wonderful, dramatic, story, wonderfully told

    Scotsman, Allan Massie
  • Robert Harris’s Cicero trilogy ends in grand style…the culmination of 12 years work and a remarkable literary achievement

  • The book works…more than that; at times it sings… Thrillers are supposed to thrill, but few really do raise your heart rate and short-circuit your critical faculties…Exhilarating…This trilogy deserves the highest compliment that can be paid to a work of historical fiction

    The Times
  • Robert Harris completes his wonderful trilogy based on the life of Cicero. I haven’t enjoyed Roman history more since Robert Graves’s I, Claudius

    Anthony Horowitz, Guardian, Book of the Year
  • Harris’s fascination with politics galvanises his impressive knowledgeableness into compulsive fiction

    Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times, Books of the Year

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