I admit I was quite surprised when I first came across First Man in Rome. While The Thorn Birds offers a “…epic saga of a family rooted in the Australian sheep country” it is far more of a historical romance than The Masters of Rome series which is a well researched series of historical fiction of Ancient Roman times covering most of the time when Rome was transitioning from a republic to a dictatorship and empire. I was not at all aware of the names and times of the major characters of the first two books – although the second book, The Grass Crown made the end of this scene from Spartacus make sense. The third book of the series, Fortune’s Favorites introduced Julius Caesar, a name we are most all familiar with.
|By: dakine01 Saturday June 14, 2014 6:41 pm|