Robert Fabbri’s Vespasian series doesn’t get the recognition it so abundantly deserves, I feel.
They are vivid, fresh and memorable and, along with Douglas Jackson, he is one of the two most consistent, maybe even best Roman writers, around. And that’s official.
Only thwarted by some dreadful typography decisions…never, never, ever (never), use condensed type on a cover. Find another typeface, make it smaller or on two lines – or all the above. Oh, and perhaps one too many ‘Rome is in turmoil’s.
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