On the eve of her fifteenth birthday, Claudia is unexpectedly summoned to Rome by the father she hasn't seen in ten years, a wealthy and powerful senator.
She finds herself with both a new family and a luxurious new home in the capital of the world's greatest empire.
But Claudia soon discovers a contest of power and ambition is secretly being waged - and she is the prize. torn between two rivals for her hand in marriage, she must choose between her duty and her heart... a choice that could have deadly consequences.
From multi-award-winning author Frances Watts comes a gripping mystery of love and intrigue set in Ancient Rome.