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by Steven Saylor | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1841191248 Global Overview for this book
Registered by giveusadrink on 1/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by giveusadrink on Sunday, January 27, 2008
Part of a bundle of mysteries, indirectly sent to johnevelyn. Some were on his wishlist, others I only assumed from his journal entries that he doesn't have and might enjoy. But knowing my luck he probably read and hated them!

Journal Entry 2 by johnevelyn from Lantau Island, Islands Hong Kong on Thursday, February 14, 2008
So thoughfully sent by giveusadrink who knows my taste in Roman fiction so well.

Gordianus is getting older, but still wily and has his problems with Cicero. Indeed Tiro does not seem quite such a nice guy as he ages. Gordianus manages to break into Brindisium while it is under seige. This skill will prove useful in a later novel, Last Seen In Massilia.

Off now to kizmiaz...

Journal Entry 3 by johnevelyn at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (6/30/2009 UTC) at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal

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Off now by post...

Journal Entry 4 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, July 03, 2009
just got it, thanks for trading johnevelyn.

Journal Entry 5 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, September 07, 2009
Once again Steven Saylor delivers a very enjoyable, and educative, adventure by Gordianus.
And being a frequent reader of the Gordianus tales I can’t help but point out how the author seems to have a penchant for alternating between a more political novel and a more detective story in each book that comes out. I enjoy them both, but I much prefer the more political ones, this, albeit the title, is not really one of them.
As a character Gordianus seems a never ending source of surprises, even if he has pretty much remained the same stubborn and unbending searcher of the truth since Roman Blood, and his family has also kept growing as active characters, this is really delightful when you’ve started reading his adventures in the first book and you get to have some feelings for some of them.
This book also brings something new to the collection and that is the fact that it obviously leaves the reader hanging for the next one, and that is a bit lame coming from Saylor, who has the merit of never having it done in the previous novels. I hope it was just this once.

Journal Entry 6 by Nin-guem from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, October 04, 2009
I'm reading it (I'm also addicted to Gordanius, the Finder)and I'll return it to Kizmiaz as soon as i'm finished, to be sent back.
I loved it, as always.

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz at By hand, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Meanwhile nin-guem read it and likes, but I guess was too shy to write about it.
Passing it to conto who will have some catch up to do but will read it eventually.

Journal Entry 8 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, November 08, 2009
;-D
All right, I'll try and be patient and wait to get some of the previous ones, starting with Roman Blood, before I get to this one!
Thanks K!

Journal Entry 9 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, April 14, 2011
And eventually... I did read it! :-) I did all the catching up I needed and read all the previous ones which was great, since the aging of the characters and the the twisting of their character as they age is great, even if not essencial.
Like Kizmiaz, I prefer the more political books of the series, being the Catilina's riddle the best of them all till now.
Even so, I still enjoy each and every Gordianus' adventures, being so well crafted and making us readers so easily experience the life in roman days.
Thank you so very much, K!

Journal Entry 10 by wingcontowing at Caf_GracaMorais (OBCZ) in Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Monday, November 21, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (11/23/2016 UTC) at Caf_GracaMorais (OBCZ) in Bragança, Bragança Portugal

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