A Murder on the Appian Way

by Steven Saylor | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1854878913 Global Overview for this book
Registered by millycat of Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on 6/20/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by millycat from Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 20, 2008
Hi there! If you're new to bookcrossing, thanks for taking the time & trouble to look up the site. Please feel free to add your thoughts on the book and then pass it on to someone else to enjoy.

This is set in Roman times. When a prominant Roman is killed in a brawl with a rival's slaves on the Appian Way, accusations and counter accusations are made, Rome descends into turmoil and rioters burn the Senate House. Gordianus the finder is asked by members of both groups to discover the truth of what happened, but despite his bodyguards and experience, it is a dangerous time.

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Sending off to Yorkshire lass as a RABCK. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 3 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thanks very much millycat,I've read two others in this series and enjoyed them so I'm sure I'll love this too.

Journal Entry 4 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sorry it's taken me a while to get to this millycat,but I've been trying to read the series in sequence. It was worth waiting for though,I think this one is the best so far. Gordianus is doing what he is best at,finding out the truth,much less time is spent on the trial and much more on what actually happened.

Journal Entry 5 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 25, 2009

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This is now on its way to Kizmiaz in Portugal,who is also reading this series.Hope you enjoy it Kizmiaz.

Journal Entry 6 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thanks, yorkshire-lass.
Another step in the adventures of Gordianus and it looks good.

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, June 19, 2009
Another good Gordianus adventure and this time he’s back in the midst of the political intrigue of the last days of the Roman Republic, just where I love him the most.
This book picks up pretty soon after The Venus Throw and this time Gordianus is thrown into the eye of the hurricane along with Eco, in more ways than one.
The setting is great and the author really works the little nuances in the crumbling of the Roman order with a vivid portrait of the mess that Clodius death brought to the city and the empire.
Cicero is back to his old self and, unlike the previous volume, he’s out to step on some toes and do what it takes to advance himself in the society that recognizes him as the most famous orator of its day.
Pompey is a well crafted character and I’m sure we’ll read plenty more about him in the coming adventures of Gordianus.
I really enjoy the adventures of Gordianus and especially the ones that relate more closely with the Roman politics so I had a blast with this book.
Thanks again for the trade Yorkshire-lass, shall we dig up the next?

Journal Entry 8 by kizmiaz at by hand, by hand -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Passing it to conto who will have some catch up to do but will read it eventually.

Journal Entry 9 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, November 08, 2009
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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 10 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, June 26, 2010
I should be ashamed!... I've read this book maybe two months ago or something like that... But I've been struggling with high levels of laziness towards JEs and other writing purposes.
But I did like this book, though not as much as the previous ones. I do need to take some time off Gordianus and it was obvious while reading this one. At first it was even a bit boring, but then they set off from Rome and the reading became more loose; at the end I was hooked again.
Saylor definitely is a superb storyteller and an ingenious crafter of characters, besides having a knack with building just the right atmosphere to transport the readers to those ancient times and places. It's always a pleasure to set along the Finder and uncover the mischiefs of the great ones and the way of living among them.
Thanks a lot once again, K!

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