Master and God

Master and God is a historical novel by British writer Lindsey Davis, the author of the Falco series. It was first published in the UK on 15 March 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton and in the United States on 5 June 2012 by St Martin's Press.

Master and God
First edition
AuthorLindsey Davis
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreHistorical fiction
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
Publication date
15 March 2012
Media typePrint

It is set in ancient Rome in the time of the emperor Domitian and the story features a paranoid emperor, a hairdresser's love-life, the burial alive of the Chief of the Vestal Virgins, conspiracy and death.[1]


In a review for The Independent, Jane Jakeman called the narrative "rapid" and described the story as "well told with much sharp-edged detail".[2] A Kirkus Reviews review of the book described it as "Another detailed and witty recounting of ancient Roman life, public and private".[3]


  1. ^ "Master & God". The Official Website of Lindsey Davis. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ Jakeman, Jane (23 May 2012). "Master and God, By Lindsey Davis". The Independent. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ "MASTER AND GOD". Kirkus Reviews. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

External linksEdit

  • "Master and God". Hodder & Stoughton. Retrieved 17 August 2012. Publisher's website