A Mist of Prophecies: A Mystery of Ancient Rome
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Amazon Editorial Review:
In this treacherous environment, a beautiful young seeress- and a confidante of the rich and powerful- is found murdered. Obsessed with her image, Gordianus the Finder starts to investigate the murder of this woman about whom no one seems to know very much at all. As the novel unfolds and Gordianus begins to peel away the veils of secrecy that surround the victim, he finds hidden truths behind her life and death.
Another good read, but I couldn't help being a little disapointed by an aspect of Gordianus's character reviled in this book. I won't say anything else as I don't want to spoil it for future readers and anyway it's just my opinion!
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On its way to kizmiaz in Portugal, another Gordianus fan.
Another step in the Gordianus path.
The plot is tight and the description of the mood in Rome in those restless times is very well crafted. The mystery part of the book is a classic Gordianus adventure, mingling with the rich and powerful who usually don’t want him around.
The several women characters in this book are very believable and the author really made an effort to bring them to life from scraps of information.
Also Gordianus is going to have to get a bigger house if he keeps sheltering everyone he stumbles into.
It’s an enjoyable read but the ending… well, it’s just too open.
I’ll pass it to conto who is also a Gordianus fan.
This one will have to wait a bit though, for I have two other to go before this one and I'm not planning on getting on as soon as all that, just so I can make a break and not get bored with this great series...
This is not one of the best books, but it was great to find once more the descriptions of daily life in ancient Rome by Steven Saylor.
And I truly liked to read about all those great ladies, struggling to be characters on their own right and totally achieving so in this romance, if not in real life (which we will never known).
I'll be on the lookout for the last two books of Roma sub Rosa now and this one is available for whoever wants to read it...
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