In a parallel modern world, Rome and Japan stand on the brink of world war. When the Emperor falls ill, his young nephew Marcus Novius Caesar finds himself taking command of the greatest power on Earth. But behind the clash of empires, hidden forces are at work. For Marcus and his allies the price of peace will be higher than they dreamed.
“A thoroughly good read…vividly imagined…elegant, lively writing” – SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Wonderful alt history, beautiful, heart-breaking, sweeping, surprising
Compulsively readable . . . grips like a vice
An enjoyable smart yarn with some real sense of human pain
Epic in undertaking, Romanitas creates a fascinating world that is both contemporary in tone, and yet about as far removed from the world we live in as it is possible to imagine. McDougall's writing style is fresh and light, and the involving story ensures you'll gobble up the 400 pages in no time, staying eager to find out how the remainder of the trilogy unfolds'
Perfectly fuses the hope and horror of ancient Rome with that of the modern world
Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii