The Golden Dice

The Golden Dice

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"An enthralling tale of political intrigue, romance, and corruption." --M. Louisa Locke, author of Maids of Misfortune

During a bitter siege between Rome and the Etruscan city of Veii, three women follow different paths to survive.

Caecilia, Roman born but Etruscan wed, forsakes Rome to return to her husband, Vel Mastarna, exposing herself to the enmity of his people while knowing the Romans will give her a traitor's death if Veii falls. Semni, a reckless Etruscan servant in the House of Mastarna, embroils herself in schemes that threaten Caecilia's son and Semni's own chance for love. Pinna, a destitute Roman prostitute, uses coercion to gain the attention of Rome's greatest general at the risk of betraying Caecilia's cousin.

Each woman struggles to protect herself and those whom she loves in the dark cycle of war. What must they do to challenge Fate? And will they ever live in peace again?

The Golden Dice is the sequel to The Wedding Shroud. The third book in the Tales of Ancient Rome saga is Call to Juno.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 147.07 x 192.79 x 31.5mm | 585.13g
  • Lake Union Publishing
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1477828567
  • 9781477828564
  • 1,049,427

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"Skillfully plotted and with vividly drawn characters, The Golden Dice is a suspenseful, romantic, exciting drama." --Sherry Jones, author of Four Sisters, All Queens

"...A stimulating and clever novel." --Folly Gleeson, Newtown Review of Books

"There aren't many novels of the Roman world that provide such a comprehensive picture, which should give The Golden Dice great appeal for a variety of readers." --Sarah Johnson, reviews editor for Historical Novels Review

"With fabulous and richly woven historical detail (a hard thing to do, given how little we know about the mysterious Etruscan civilization), this a must-read novel. Bravo, Elisabeth Storrs." --Ben Kane, author of the Hannibal and Eagles of Rome books

"Elisabeth Storrs's Tales of Ancient Rome series should really be called Tales of Ancient Veii, as it brings the Etruscan town to life. Thank you, Elisabeth, for giving a voice to some of the most intriguing pieces of the Museum of Veii." --Iefke van Kampen, director, Museo dell'Agro Veientano, Formello (Rome)
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797 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 35% (275)
4 45% (357)
3 16% (124)
2 4% (33)
1 1% (8)
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