When Latona and Sempronius are pulled together by the whirring gears of power, they find they form a potent team, and together, they just might shape the fate of an empire. Morris’ ambitious debut is rich in detail and intricate in its plotting.

Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

The combination of history, dark and light magic, family, political and religious rivalry, and military conflicts will draw readers from many genres. Fans of I, Claudius and Game of Thrones are in for a treat.

ALA Booklist Starred Review

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