logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Catilina's Riddle - Steven Saylor
Catilina's Riddle
by: (author)
3.63 75
Using scholarly historical insight and evocative storytelling that brings to life the glories of ancient Rome, Steven Saylor takes the reader from the bloody lines of clashing Roman armies to the backrooms of the Senate floor, where power-hungry politicians wrestle the Fates for control of Rome's... show more
Using scholarly historical insight and evocative storytelling that brings to life the glories of ancient Rome, Steven Saylor takes the reader from the bloody lines of clashing Roman armies to the backrooms of the Senate floor, where power-hungry politicians wrestle the Fates for control of Rome's destiny. With the consular election drawing near, Rome is fiercely divided between the conservative Cicero and the tempestuous Catilina, whose followers are rumored to be plotting a blood-thirsty siege for power if their leader fails to win office. Gordianus the Finder, retired to his Etruscan farm, is happy to be free of the intrigue and danger of the capital. But when his old friend Cicero enlists the Finder in an elaborate plot to control Catilina, Gordianus is drawn back into a familiar world. Now caught in a cloak-and-dagger political struggle for the fate of the Republic, Gordianus finds himself strangely drawn to the controversial candidate. Is Catilina really a subversive renegade, or are Cicero suspicions part of an even greater conspiracy? When a headless corpse ominously appears on his farm, Gordianus knows he must unlock the secret of Catilina's Riddle before Rome tears herself apart.
show less
Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780312982119 (0312982119)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 495
Edition language: English
Series: Roma Sub Rosa 1 (#3)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it
3.0 Catilina's Riddle
The latest in the adventures of Gordianus (and his sons) fell a little flat. This book read more like a lecture in Ancient Roman politics than it did a mystery. Between Catilina and Cicero, Saylor spent a lot of time on the various political issues for the time. I imagine this is all setting the sce...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Catilina's Riddle (Roma Sub Rosa #3) by Steven Saylor
bookshelves: ancient-history, historical-fiction, spring-2010, published-1993, mystery-thriller Read from March 30 to April 01, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** work mp3Read By: Scott HarisonCopyright: 1996Audiobook Copyright: 1996Genre: Historical Mystery FictionPublisher: Blackstone AudiobooksSeries N...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Catilina's Riddle
Gordianus the Finder now has a farm in the Etruscan countryside. He abandons the city, taking his family with him. Cicero is becoming more and more embroiled in Roman politics, with all it's mud slinging and complications. He embroils Gordianus in this by asking for a favour. This starts off a c...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Catilina's Riddle: A Novel of Ancient Rome (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
Another solid read in the Roma Sub Rosa series by Steven Saylor. This book tells the story of the rebellion of Catilina during the age of Cicero. Like the first two books in the series, this one involved Gordianus the Finder and a mystery involving dead people. The difference from previous books ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
work mp3Read By: Scott HarisonCopyright: 1996Audiobook Copyright: 1996Genre: Historical Mystery FictionPublisher: Blackstone AudiobooksSeries Name: Roman Sub RosaPosition in Series: 3Blurbus in Extremus - Narrator Gordianus, disillusioned by the corruption of Rome circa 63 B.C., has fled the city wi...
Other editions (19)
Books by Steven Saylor
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?