What were the main themes of the book? Lies, politics, love and humanity. For the most part, these themes were carried out strongly throughout the book but at some sections the cohesiveness between theme and characters was much desired and I would have preferred a more straightforward approach. The author chooses long-winded sentences for what can be said directly and it makes the story drag.
Describe 2 different settings or locations. Drunkard in the bar. His head is laying down on the table. Thief reaches in his pocket to steal his money. He wakes up and hits the thief. Huge fight brakes out in the bar. Marcus's house is huge. Surrounded in marble and greenery. Rooms with gold trim and his own bath. I think the author made every attempt to draw readers into the world he had built for his characters. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn't.
Were you able to connect with the main character and why? Castimus has many different layers to him and is not an easy character to understand. One on the one hand, you understand his complexities and on the other, you feel that you could have connected more with him if there weren't so many layers.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.