I am Secunda: or I was at the start. Just ‘number two’.
She is Aemilia: Rome’s most beloved princess-priestess of the elite Aemilii, the city’s angel, my goddess, a priestess of fire… Tried for a crime they will write about for the next 2000 years.
What would you have done to save her?
Fire and Sacrifice is an historical novel based on the untold true story of ancient Rome’s most scandalous trial of Vestal Virgins, in 114BC. Rome would sacrifice anything to protect the empire, but this slave will do anything to save her priestess – and these are women of fire.