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Elisabeth Storrs's Reviews

Reviews of Elisabeth’s Work

The Golden Dice
Aug.17.2013
Published by ANZ Litlovers Litblog
I’ve been reading some rather grim books lately, so The Golden Dice was a welcome change!  Elisabeth Storrs writes historical fiction set in the days of Ancient Rome, and...
The Golden Dice
Aug.21.2013
Published by Confessions of an Avid Reader Litblog
The Golden Dice, the latest novel in Elisabeth Storrs' Tales of Ancient Rome series, takes readers back to the 4th century BC, to a time when ancient Etruria was the most...
The Golden Dice
Aug.15.2013
Published by Newtown Review of Books
The second book of Tales of Ancient Rome intertwines the stories of three women to again create a fascinating novel of love and war, richly steeped in history. There is an...
The Golden Dice
Jul.23.2013
Published by Susan Coventry litblog
Over a year ago, I read Elisabeth Storrs’ first book in the Tales of Ancient Rome series: The Wedding Shroud, reviewed here. It’s a marvelous novel of a young Roman woman sent to...
The Golden Dice
Jul.23.2013
Published by Phillipa Fioretti
  The Golden Dice by Elisabeth Storrs – a review Having nursed a passion for the ancient Classical world since childhood I’m always up for a good novel set in those times....
The Golden Dice
Jul.05.2013
Published by Amazon
"The religion, traditions, customs, and lifestyle of the Etruscans are told in vivid detail in this book, which I actually read first, before "The Wedding Shroud." I had no...
The Golden Dice
Jul.05.2013
Published by Amazon
"In The Golden Dice, Storrs deftly weaves an enthralling tale of political intrigue, romance, corruption, and religious and cultural prejudice. What I liked most of all, however...
The Wedding Shroud
Dec.02.2011
Published by Goodreads
Rome and Veii - 406. B.C. Eighteen year old Caecilia, the orphaned daughter of a plebian Tribune and his patrician wife, is given in marriage by her maternal uncle and adoptive...
The Wedding Shroud
Oct.07.2011
Published by Confessions of An Avid Reader LitBlog
Elisabeth Storrs debut novel, The Wedding Shroud, is set primarily in a time and place rarely found in historical fiction - the Etruscan city of Veii during the early 4th century...
The Wedding Shroud
Sep.01.2011
Published by Ursula Le Guin
'All the drama and sensuality expected of a historical romance, plus a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world which gives unusal vividness to the...
The Wedding Shroud
Aug.09.2011
Published by Fly High Litblog
It got me hooked from the first words in the Prologue -  "Her whole world was orange" - and I couldn't put it down for a while. THE WEDDING SHROUD is a surprising page-turner...
The Wedding Shroud
Dec.30.2011
Published by Historical Novel Review Litblog
Elisabeth Storrs resurrects the lost world of the Etruscans in her masterful novel The Wedding Shroud set in 407 B.C. Long overshadowed by the Romans, the earlier Etruscan...
The Wedding Shroud
Jul.02.2011
Published by ANZ LitLovers Litblog
I hope that Elisabeth Storrs has written the sequel to The Wedding Shroud by the time I set off on my next long-haul flight.  It’s always difficult to find the right book...
The Wedding Shroud
Dec.27.2010
Published by Reading The Past Litblog
Few authors have fictionalized the Etruscan civilization, especially when compared with the many who write about Rome. Though separated from the Roman Republic by a mere twelve...
The Wedding Shroud
Feb.01.2011
Published by Historical Novels Review Journal Issue 55
Born of a patrician mother and a wealthy plebeian father, Caecilia is no ordinary Roman citizen, but a product of two conflicting worlds. After losing both her parents, Caecilia...