Archives for November 2014

Book Review: Scipio Rising by Martin Tessmer

Martin Tessmer is a talented writer, Scipio Rising is fast passed and absorbing. The depiction of the Battle of Cannae is excellent, but his account of the aftermath of the Battles of the Upper Baetis is muddled and inaccurate. Readers who have studied the Second Punic War in detail, however, will be annoyed by the […]

Book Review: Watchmen of Rome by Alex Gough

Watchmen of Rome takes the reader to the mean streets of Ancient Rome during the reign of Tiberius. Elissa is a priestess of the Carthaginian deities Baal-Hammon and Tanit, having received training from her mother, religious lore passed down in secret since the destruction of Carthage some 180 years before. She has a plan to […]