(From the publisher):
Evokes the reckless exuberence of a world on the edge of collapse, leading us through the tumultuous decline of ancient Rome and Gaul—down the winding streets of Alexandria, past Constantinople's decadent festivals and circuses, to Rome's spectacular ampitheatres, its forums, and its licentious, torch-lit stages.
Into this world of carnival and caprice comes Dominic, an orphaned dwarf child of Gaul left to fend for himself in a rapidly changing land. His travels take him from a circus troupe in a gypsy caravan to the dungeons of Lorrach Keep, where he is befriended by the spirited Danish singer Kevin Dunskaldir, and where he faces an evil as sinister as any of the mighty forces that threaten to dissolve the Roman Empire.
Original title: Dominic
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)