The Surprising popularity of Straton

I get a fair few comments from readers that they like Straton.
Here’s an extract from Galba’s Men (out next June). I’m afraid I’m with Epaphroditus on this one!.

He’d always had a bit of a soft spot for Straton, seeing him as a protective bear of a man. The sort of view only the freeborn who’d never had much to do with the overseer could ever possibly hold. He once expressed a little of that sentiment to Epaphroditus, commenting that Straton “was the sort of man you’d want covering your back”.
Epaphroditus’ response had been a look of sheer disbelief and horror.