Masters of Rome Series – Colleen McCullough
An epic series about the last years of the Roman republic, struggles between politicians and generals, and the men and women in the centre of all.
The M/M genre was not yet invented when these were published so it’s not really LGBT-centric. This series is all Roman politics and lifestyle and shows you that people were gay even back then. And not just gay, I mean, the wealthy Romans were the sort who slept with everything that moves. Plus they really know how to throw a party.
The main star of this series was obviously Caesar but people need to know Sulla more. He was as golden as Sebastian St. Vincent and twice as debauch. He would have been as famous or notorious as Caesar if Caesar was not in the picture. My interest in this series petered out when it was just all about Caesar and his women.
The First Man in Rome – 5 stars
Fortune’s Favorite – 5 stars
The Grass Crown – 5 stars
Caesar’s Women – 4 stars
The October Horse – 4 stars
5 Stars – absolutely perfect
4 Stars – minor quibbles but I loved it to bits
*haven’t read Caesar and Anthony and Cleopatra