From the author of the bestselling Assassin's Creed tie-in novels comes a stunning supernatural Roman thriller, the first in a spectacular new series, which will appeal to historical and supernatural fiction fans alike.
In a city held together by fear, one man fights for the truth . . . Rome, 64 AD: Ruled by the crazy emperor Nero and devastated by raging fires, Rome is a city struggling to rise from the ashes. But now a new threat - darker even than the emperor's crumbling sanity, begins to plague the Roman people. And Quintus Julius Marcellus is the only man who can stop it.Someone - or something - is killing Rome's elite citizens in a terrifyingly brutal and violent way. It's the hardest case Julius has ever faced - and if he doesn't solve it to the emperor's liking, it could be his last.The odds are stacked against success as Julius is drawn into a whirl of political intrigue; battling jealous rivals, Nero's paranoia and - as if that weren't enough - struggling against the unbeatable force of falling in love . . .Antony Cutler is the pseudonym of acclaimed novelist and historian Anton Gill. The Accursed, the first in his gripping new series, is a must-read for fans of R.S.Downie and Lindsay Davis.