I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
A fun adventure and mystery in early Alexandria. I absolutely loved Miriam, she is very forward thinking, straightforward and brave. Miriam was given a difficult path in life and constantly decided to meet issues head on. I was very interested in the gladiatorial way of life and how men found their way into the sport as well as the fighting techniques. For all of Binyamin's brusqueness, he was well versed in understanding of the sport and training techniques. The mystery picked up about halfway through the story and captured my interest, what seemed like a simple plot thickened as new players arose. I enjoyed that I was able to see the mystery from two points of view and was pleased at how Miriam handled the indiscretion. Overall, a quick read for lovers of historical mystery with a strong female character.