I personally love books set back in Ancient Rome or Greece, I have always wondered at how they lived, the things they did or didn't do for a living. I'm a curious person by nature so I gobble up books such as this on a daily basis if I can. This was a really good book, yes it could have been a tad longer, but it got the point across in the short time frame it had. These characters are both manly men, which I also love! Dominating men are just so sexy, there is just something that sounds so wild and untamed about chariot slave racers. I wish there had been more information about how long ago they had met and how they became to be such good friends, you know like more of a back story. But, the author tells us enough so we can use our own imaginations at least. I love the theme of this book and how it takes us from ancient times to current times, again I wish there were more information than what the author tells us though, but she does a good job of the transition between past and current. I would read more by this author no doubts. I rate this book four stars out of five.