This is a riveting tale of a slave who believes he is a prince, that is the way he is treated after all. The subject of research by a group of scientists in Boston, the story of Octavian is not true but could have been since there is documented evidence that this type of exploitation did occur. Absolutely fascinating and utterly compelling as a story. You are rooting for Octavian from the get go. If you think you don’t like historical fiction, read this, it will change your mind.