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‘A sensational story’: the critics verdict on Dynasty

Reviews for DynastySince its publication in September, Dynasty has been reviewed and discussed widely across the media, and the consensus is clear – it’s a masterpiece. Here are a selection of the best reviews to date:


‘Deft and skilful . . . both a formidable effort to compile what we can know about the ancient world and a sensational story’

Nick Cohen, Observer


‘A wonderful, surging narrative. . . This is a story that should be read by anyone interested in history, politics or human nature – and it has never been better told’

Boris Johnson, Mail on Sunday


‘Masterly the story he tells strides onwards across the landscape of grief and horror without pause or stutter . . . It is down to his skill as a storyteller that there’s no difficulty in imagining that it might all happen again tomorrow’

Adam Nicholson, Sunday Times


‘First-rate ancient history and a compulsively good read’

Matthew Dennison, Daily Mail


‘This is a thrilling book by one of the country’s best popular historians’

Tim Stanley, History Today