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    DescriptionAfflicted by classic paranoia, the self-styled Master and God sees enemies everywhere. As he vents his suspicions, no one is safe. A reluctant hero, Gaius Vinius Clodianus is hand-picked for high rank in the Praetorian Guard a brave man striving for decency in a world of corruption and deceit. Flavia Lucilla, tending the privileged women at court, hears the intimate secrets of a ruler who plays with the lives of his subjects as if he were indeed a careless god. In the dark shadow of Domitian's reign, Clodianus and Lucilla play out their own complex tale of resilience, friendship and love. Unwilling witnesses to Domitian's descent into insanity, these ordinary people must choose between their sworn duty to protect the Emperor and an act of courage that will change the future of Rome.

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    Master and God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lindsey Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    ISBN 13: 9781444707328
    ISBN 10: 1444707329

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    15 March 2012
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    Author Information
    Historical novelist Lindsey Davis' is best known for The Course of Honour, the true story of the Emperor Vespasian and his mistress Caenis, and for her twenty volume mystery series featuring Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco, with its recent addition of Falco: the Official Companion, a cheery handbook for readers. She has also written Rebels and Traitors, an epic novel set in the English Civil War and Commonwealth. She has won the CWA Historical Dagger, Dagger in the Library, and a Sherlock for Falco as Best Detective. She has been Honorary President of the Classical Association and Chair of the Crimewriters Association. She currently serves on the Council of the Classical Association and the Society of Authors' Council of Management. In 2009 she was awarded the Premio de Honor de Novela Historica by the City of Zaragoza and in 2010 the city of Rome gave her the Premio Colosseo, awarded 'for enhancing the image of Rome'.
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    Praise for MASTER AND GOD - 'The narrative is rapid and the story well told with much sharp-edged detail. You can open this book and step right into a convincing yet extraordinary past.' Independent 'Davis's descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively...this is a great yarn' Daily Mail 'While this book is a departure from her usual Falco novels, the trademark charm, piercing intelligence and ready wit are as abundant as ever... dramatic and enthralling, all the more so for being full of historical fact. The characters are intriguing and three-dimensional, and the whole is told with a humour and insight which means the reader will find the book impossible to put down.' www.thebookbag.co.uk 'An intimate portrait of resilience, friendship and love' Sunday Examiner, Australia Praise for Lindsey Davis - 'Lindsey Davis ... brings her locations alive with the roar of cannon, the ache of hunger and the smell of fear' Guardian 'A fantastic historical whodunit' Daily Express 'Davis is adept at convincing us that her hero's anachronistically modern sensibility sits persuasively in ancient Rome' Barry Forshaw 'The plot is well-paced, with clever twists to keep the reader guessing' Times Literary Supplement 'The fans' expectations are higher than ever and are unlikely to be disappointed' The Bookseller 'Elegant and intelligent' Kirkus Reviews 'As gripping and enjoyable as usual' Literary Review