Elisabeth Storrs has created a vibrant and totally believable world. I felt that I knew Caecilia, Semni and Pinna as friends. I sympathised so much with Marcus, his intense suffering at the denial of his sexuality, his valiant attempts to conform and to be a ‘noble Roman’. And the children. Each one has a distinctive lovable character. Again, no more must be said, but the children’s individual story lines are epic.
'Call to Juno' is a brilliantly evocative historical novel with themes that are relevant to all eras and places. Intense love, ambition, greed and lust for power are universal human characteristics. Omens and portents are not as codified in modern times as in ancient Rome and Etruria but still affect many people. Wherever you are, dealing with a goddess is always extremely tricky.
Most of all, this is a powerful love story. Caecilia and Vel Mastarna are now part of my inner imaginative world, archetypal lovers. I congratulate Elisabeth Storrs on her achievement. These are books to treasure and to read over again, and would make memorable and visually astounding films.
The Wedding Shroud www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Shroud-Tale-Ancient-Rome/dp/1477828559
The Golden Dice www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Dice-Tale-Ancient-Rome-ebook/dp/B00ORBNEVK
Call to Juno www.amazon.co.uk/Call-Juno-Tale-Ancient-Rome-ebook/dp/B015C8VCF6