What I read in August 2020 (Part 3)

The Senator’s Darkest Days by Joan E Histon is a historical novel set in the first century CE, as we now are expected to call it. (I prefer AD.) It was published earlier this year by Top Hat Books and is available as a paperback or an e-book.

Book cover The Senator's Darkest DaysIt is an exciting story with lots of action, travel, interesting characters, intrigue, fighting, romance, religion*, family life and a well-researched historical background. I read it from cover to cover the day I started reading it.

This book was sent to me by the author, who is a member of the writing group I attend. My only criticism is that the first few chapters have not been edited to the same high standard as the rest of the book. I am glad that I did not let that deter me from reading to the end.

Although this is the third book in a series, it is self-contained and does not require knowledge of the earlier books (which I have not read). Where incidents from the other books have a bearing on the story, this is explained unobtrusively.

I enjoyed it.

* At the time there were various religions and faiths – many Roman gods, Judaism and Christianity form the background to the story.