Matthew Sabin, author
Two hundred years before Julius Caesar, Rome and Carthage are locked in a bitter struggle for control of the western world. In the ocean between them is a small island city that will become a crucial turning point in the war. A young musician, Elise, tries to carry on with her life, even while her father is Rome’s greatest enemy. Alliances are blurred for many of the islanders, including a Roman spy, Niccolo, who finds himself on both sides of the conflict. Meanwhile, the invasion force is preparing their long-awaited revenge. After years of peace, those who love, hate, sing, fight, and survive any way they can explode into the Mediterranean paradise city of Tyndaris.