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Steven Saylor
Birth date: March 23, 1956
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runner rated it 2 years ago
There are two authors I admire in Historical Roman fiction: Robert Harris and Simon Scarrow. Harris’s Cicero trilogy is untouchable in its ability to indoctrinate the reader in the Republic of that period, equally Scarrow’s “Eagles of Rome” series gives authenticity to the Roman army in the field ex...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 4 years ago
I am electing not to mark spoilers in this review. I feel the events of the novel are prominent historical events that the majority of readers should be familiar with. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As excited for this bo...
Tannat rated it 6 years ago
Series: Roma Sub Rosa #1 I decided to finish this after all, but it wasn’t a very exciting read. I know I complained about that incident at the 35% mark, but that just made me want to take a break. Although it started out fun, the story itself just wasn’t very compelling. The solution to the myste...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 6 years ago
I found this adventure featuring Gordianus (he's not quite "the Finder" yet) a little weak compared to the previous two novels I read. I found parts of the novel to be brilliant and other parts to be on the boring side.My favorite character in this novel wasn't even human. Cheelba is a tame lion us...
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I have read "Roman Blood" (the first in Saylor's series) sometime in the distant past, so Gordianus the Finder and his (former slave) wife and adopted son were vaguely familiar to me, but it was nice to rediscover them.Enjoyed this mystery; I had the culprit picked out as "probable" fairly early on,...
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