The Triumph of Caesar (Roma Sub Rosa, #12)
The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion – Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome’s legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar has returned to Rome itself. Appointed by the Senate as Dictator, the city abounds with rumors... show more
The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion – Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome’s legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar has returned to Rome itself. Appointed by the Senate as Dictator, the city abounds with rumors asserting that Caesar wishes to be made King – the first such that Rome has had in centuries. And that not all of his opposition has been crushed.Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of ‘Finder’ but even he cannot refuse the call of Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife. Troubled by dreams foretelling disaster and fearing a conspiracy against the life of Caesar, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors. But that person, a close friend of Gordianus, has just turned up dead – murdered -- on her doorstep. With four successive Triumphs for Caesar’s military victories scheduled for the coming days, and Caesar more exposed to danger than ever before, Calpurnia wants Gordianus to uncover the truth behind the rumored conspiracies -- to protect Caesar’s life, before it is too late. No fan of Caesar’s, Gordianus agrees to help – but only to find the murderer who killed his friend. But once an investigation is begun, there's no controlling what it will turn up, who it will put in danger, and where it will end.
Publish date: May 13th 2008
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Roma Sub Rosa 1 (#12)
A disappointing entry - the final entry if you don't count the prequels - to the Gordianus the Finder series. The mystery in this novel was hardly anything, and it was finally "solved" in a lazy way in my opinion. I feel like Saylor was out of ideas and just wanted to tell the history of Caesar's ...
That's it?!?! There's no more?!?! Now what am I going to do? I had been putting off starting this novel knowing it is the final book in the Gordianus the Finder series. Well, I started it and now I'm finished with it. I feel slightly empty. I feel slightly disappointed. There were a few things the b...
Not terribly suspenseful but a pleasure to read if one is interested in ancient Rome. I keep waffling on who should play Gordianus--Ciaran Hinds? Alan Rickman? Malcolm McDowell?