A Mist of Prophecies: A Mystery of Ancient Rome

by Steven Saylor | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1841196630 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 2/9/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 09, 2010
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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!

Journal Entry 2 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at by Post, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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On its way to kizmiaz in Portugal, another Gordianus fan.

Journal Entry 3 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, February 25, 2010
Thank you very much yorkshire-lass.
Another step in the Gordianus path.

Journal Entry 4 by kizmiaz from Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, May 10, 2010
As usual Saylor delivers another good Gordianus adventure, it might not be brilliant as some of the previous ones but it sure is surprising.
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.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, May 30, 2010
With me now! Thanks a lot, kizmiaz, for keeping me fed on Gordianus...
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...

Journal Entry 6 by wingcontowing at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
It's been more than 2 years since I've read the last book from this series. And I'm glad, because I did need that time to be able to appreciate once more this Gordianus' adventures.
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...

Journal Entry 7 by kizmiaz at Belém Junqueira in Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, February 14, 2016

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