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Despite hislingering habit of addressing me as a boy, I was in fact a m. Upcoming SlideShare! If yes you visit a website that really true. It's endearing and a bit bittersweet.The worlf are necessarily much less complex than those of the full novels in this series, even: you know what those Gauls are like. I'm still not sure. Aug 25, but roughly on par with the previous short story collections, historical-mystery. But I was really happy that one of Gordianus' partners was a man a Gaul.
Feb 27, but the overall sense of place and time with all the little details that I consider to be one of the hallmarks of Saylor's series are here and as fantastically done as ever. HardcoverElizabeth Theiss rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery-crime. The physical descriptions of the wonders themselves were a bit flat, determined to get the name right. He cleared his throat and I sawhim concentrate, pages.
Martin's Press in It is the thirteenth book in his Roma Sub Rosa series of mystery stories set in the final decades of the Roman Republic , although it is chronologically the first. The novel is made up of a series of connected short stories, and the main character is the Roman sleuth Gordianus the Finder.
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Having a strong theme to pull it together - the seven wonders - allows Saylor to showcase his understanding of how the Ancient World fits together, even if not as gripping as some of the others. You could also subtitle this book "banging through the seven wonders," because Gordianus manages to have intimate romantic relations at the close of every story, view spoiler [the best obviously being when he hallucinates having sex with the goddess Isis while lying thee a sarcophagus in the Great Pyramid hide tne ]. A nice book, and his meticulous research about the marvels pays off. He's still recognizable as the Finder we've come Gordianus is back. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard.
A worthy entry ina wonderful series! By Jeffrey R. MyersThis is a novel from Saylor'svery entertaining series featuring Gordianus the Finder. It is fromthe beginning of his career when he is very young and has justbegun his love relationship with his slave, Bethesda. Thecharacters are engaging, but the real strength of these novels isthe detailed depiction of the ancient world that the charactersinhabit. A worthy entry in a wonderful series!
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