The House With The Golden Door by Elodie Harper (Late ARC Review)

Format Read: Hardback (ARC)

Source: LoveReading UK/Publishers

Publisher: Head of Zeus

Genres: Historical Fiction, Mythology, Fiction

Publication Date: 12th May 2022

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

“The life of a courtesan in Pompeii is glittering, yet precarious…Amara has escaped her life as a slave in the town’s most notorious brothel, but now her existence depends on the affections of her patron: a man she might not know as well as she once thought.

At night she dreams of the wolf den, still haunted by her past. Amara longs for the women she was forced to leave behind and worse, finds herself pursued by the man who once owned her. In order to be free, she will need to be as ruthless as he is.

Amara knows her existence in Pompeii is subject to Venus, the goddess of love. Yet finding love may prove to be the most dangerous act of all.”

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My Thoughts

I was lucky enough read this sequel straight after finishing the first book in the trilogy and really enjoyed it.  Elodie Harper has done a great job in continuing the world building of ancient Pompeii as well as keeping Amara’s story interesting with the new struggles that Amara faces after becoming a free woman.

I found the character development really interesting and was really well done. In this book Amara character becomes much more of a darker character and makes quite a few questionable choices, although you can understand why she makes them, they aren’t necessarily the right ones.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book but think I did prefer The Wolf Den more, but I definitely can’t wait to read the final book in the trilogy, I really hope Amara gets her happy ending and that we don’t have to wait long to find out. 

A big thank you to LoveReading UK and Head of Zeus for my finished copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


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