Today I'm taking you back. WAY back to AD 235 in Harry Sidebottom's new series, Throne of the Caesars. Book 1 titled, Iron & Rust opens on a surprise attack and the brutal murder of Emperor Alexander and his mother. Alexander is then replaced by Maximinus Thrax, and our story really begins. I definitely wouldn't call it a light read, and I didn't love the characters for obvious reasons. But the Roman politics sure were entertaining, mildly shocking, but entertaining. The second installment of the trilogy is already out, so you should start your binge reading now.