Alexandria, Egypt. 48 BC. Slave Wen-Nefor is conscripted by the exiled Queen Cleopatra as a translator, helping her navigate a treaty with Julius Caesar of Rome. Loyal to Rome, if not Caesar himself, is Titus, also embroiled in these empire-shaking schemes. Soon, the insightful Wen and the determined, if deceitful, Titus find themselves locked in a battle of wits and wills, and passion ignites against a backdrop of ancient history that feels immediate and intents. Singing with atmosphere and with scholarship, In Thrall to the Enemy Commander gives us an enigmatic heroine who fascinates at every turn, and immerses us fully in a world long-gone, but wonderfully-conjured. – Rachel Hyland
4 1/2 stars.
In Thrall to the Enemy Commander by Greta Gilbert
Harlequin Historical | Historical – Ancient | April 1, 2018