Good but flawed fictionalized biography of Julius Caesar. This is just the first volume, dealing with his teenage years.
Overall, it's a good historical adventure yarn.
However, it has a few bits that don't seem to gel. There's a character with magic powers that are purely gratuitous - they do nothing for the story, just make you wonder why they're included. Many of the characters seem to have very modern internal lives.
Worth a look. I'm certainly going to read the next two (that I've been lent, I don't think I'd buy them).