City on Fire
I will say, though I thought the idea of a female gladiator far-fetched, she did carry it off more believably than I thought she would. On the other hand, there were a lot of awkward parts with her trying to disguise herself as a man (often ending up with people implying they thought her homosexual) There was actually a lot more objectionable content in this book than in her others, because ancient Rome was just so immoral. I would NOT recommend this book to younger readers, even though I could tell the author tried to be as tactful as she could with the subjects.
The novel did drag at times, although scattered through it were some exciting or interesting scenes that I really liked- especially when the volcano began to erupt. However, City of Fire isn't in my top favorites list
I received this book for free from booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.