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Emperor Domitian is hosting a banquet for the senators in honour of fallen soldiers, and it's an invitation Aelianus and Justinus Camillus dare not refuse. 

On arrival, they enter a black-painted room furnished with couches resembling those found in mausoleums, complete with a tombstone bearing each of the senators' names. As the evening progresses the brothers conclude that Domitian has finally turned against them for their uncle's part in a plot to oust his father and start to wonder if they'll ever see the light of day again.... 

©2019 Lindsey Davis (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • 24-03-2019

Very satisfying!

Davis reasserts her ability as a story teller. Can we look forward to more stories like this?

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  • 21-04-2019

Hope this is a new series

really loved this story. good characters ... more about the Helena's brothers please. very absorbing, humorous...more please

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  • DAVEP
  • 01-09-2019

love this book

Good short story suitable for the beach on a hot sunny day. easy listening for me

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  • JP
  • 29-08-2019

Disappointed

A piece full of flowery descriptions, but lacking a story. Instead, a real life event told from the perspectives of the Camilli. Despite being described as a Flavia Albia short story, somewhat predictably she doesn’t actually appear at all.

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  • Shez from England
  • 13-04-2019

disap0inting

love the flavia and didius falco books but this was sad it has no point no story

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-04-2019

Masterful Short story of impact of Domitian

I am a Fan of Falco and Flavia so naturally enjoyed short story that involving Helena , Aurelius, Justinus and Claudia. The background is Domintian’s “Triumph “ and the way he wants to intimidate the Senate with a theatrical dinner. The author has managed to bring alive the the fear and humour of the situation. The narrator spoke clearly and gave a great performance thoroughly recommended.

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  • annoyed
  • 20-03-2019

Domitian J. Trump!

A perfect allegory of the Trump Whitehouse. Normalcy will eventually overcome tyranny. Cross fingers every one.

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