Rome, 80AD. The Emperor has plans for gladiatorial Games on a vast scale. But Marcus, the man in charge of creating them, has just lost everything he held dear when Pompeii disappeared under the searing wrath of Vesuvius. Now his scribe Althea must ensure the Colosseum is inaugurated on time – and that Marcus survives the darkness calling to him.
From the Ashes (The Colosseum Book 1)