Book Review: LUCIA: A Roman Slave’s Tale by Steven A. McKay

“an incredibly moving story” – 5 stars! Check out this new review of LUCIA on Endo The Road blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Endo the road

Genre: Historical fiction
Publisher: Broadsword Publishing
Pub date: 23 October 2020
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

What makes life worth living for a slave of Rome? The promise of vengeance, no matter how long it takes!
At eight years old, Lucia is torn from the life she knew. Her village burned to the ground and parents murdered by Romans, she is kidnapped, sold and shipped abroad to the Villa Tempestatis in Britannia to serve the young Roman army officer Castus.
Faced with a bleak future of decades of servitude to her master, as well as sadistic brutality at the hands of his manageress, Paltucca, she finds herself fixated by one thought alone: vengeance.
Yet Villa Tempestatis, with its picturesque surroundings in Britanniaโ€™s green countryside, offers a life thatโ€™s a little easier than elsewhere in the Roman empire. The slaves form strong bonds of love and friendship, enjoy feasts and holiday celebrations together, andโ€ฆ

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