Currently Reading - Nest of Vipers, Luke Devenish

Not being much of a reader of this sort of historical fiction, it's a particularly good thing to step outside my comfort zone for an author who lives well within my comfort zone - or at least in Central Victoria :)

From the Blurb:

Rome is bathed in blood as the Emperor Tiberius is tormented by drug-fuelled terrors of treason.   The innocent are butchered while the guilty do evil in darkness.  None are guiltier than the Emperor's devoted and deluded 'son', Sejanus.

Opening Lines:

The tar-soaked wick smoked for a moment, hovering above the brazier before it sizzled and spat and burst into flames.

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