No remainder mark, not price-clipped. Última novela de la saga de Gordiano en cuanto a hechos. There he worked as a spy for Calpurnia and discovered a plot, only to be stabbed on the Palatine. And that not all of his opposition has been crushed. He has appeared as an on-air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel. Amable y fácil de leer, quizá con más ingredientes del policial y menos de la histórica que a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados Saylor.
It's a shame, because this period of history is a gold mine for compelling stories. In the upcoming celebrations, Vercingetorix the Gaul is scheduled to be executed, as is Arsinoë, the sister of Cleopatra. 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. I began reading the Gordianus novels when he and I were both relatively young. But that person, a close friend of Gordianus, has just turned up dead murdered -- on her doorstep. Troubled by dreams foretelling disaster and fearing a conspiracy against the life of Caesar, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors. Would I like to witness the end of Caesar through the eyes of Gordianus? There is no real sense of suspense or threat as he does so, nor is the reader given much of a reason to care about the outcome.
I won't tell you what it is. He does not disappoint here in a full-voiced presentation. Two, you can't just go and tease Diana as a replacement. Since this is two years before great Caesar's assassination, how can Saylor maintain suspense? And that not all of his opposition has been crushed. This provides a nice reason to look in on some of the best families and see what they were up to when Caesar was having his triumphs.
This was a much lighter novel than the previous few in the series. His female characterizations are superb. There can't be too many more adventures for this aging sleuth, but in the meantime, however many there may be are sure to be as remarkable as Gordianus the Finder himself. But he did not do it in an exciting way like most of his previous books. What leaps into my mind is McCullough's depiction of Caesar as a near superman, able to deal with each and every problem with near preternatural ability, while Caesar's wife, the quiet Calpurnia, is a mere cypher. As the amulet changes hands, so does the city of Rome, going from one leader or form of government to another.
No fan of Caesar's, Gordianus agrees to help - but only to find the murderer who killed his friend. Naturally, I quickly turned to page 27, found the typo, and shrieked with laughter. I will need to find more on the topic. 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, Caesars wife. Gotta say the sounds of torture and screams in the background really helped get me in the mood for a murder mystery. Eco has more or less disappeared from the novels since that whole deal with Catalina.
He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas. A nicely written story of ancient times! But that person, a close friend of Gordianus, has just turned up dead - murdered -- on her doorstep. Saylor never gets bogged down in historical trivia, so learning is a pleasure rather than a chore. One edge slightly bumped, a small stain to the top edge of the book, some shelf-wear to the jacket. 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.
But that person, a close friend of Gordianus, has just turned up deadmurderedon her doorstep. Murder and intrigue again draw Gordianus into the vortex of history. Of all the novels in the series, this one feels the most belabored. And that not all of his opposition has been crushed. The tales he used to tell, portraying himself as the fearless hero on a relentless quest for the truth! I'm an historical fiction addict, and this is one series that I particularly enjoy.
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. I picked The Triumph of Caesar out of the bargain bin because I truly enjoyed 's and thought I'd give this one a shot. But will he survive his triumphant return to a city where public pageantry masks private grievance, where banquet guests chew on broken promises, and where shrewd men and women angle for power, knowledge, stature, riches, sex — the spoils of peace? Like many long-lived series, this one seems to have run out of steam. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas. This one seems to have run its course: the mystery is dull we all know Caesar isn't assassinated during his triumphs , the story doesn't progress each suspect is a suspect until the very end, no one threatens Gordianus and there's no character development. He mixes imaginary characters with real historical figures, and the result is that names I had to memorize as a kid now are comprehensible as living, breathing human beings. He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.
One was the lack of Eco. The suspects in Hieronymous's death, who include such prominent figures of the period as Cleopatra and Marc Antony, may well be the ones seeking to kill Caesar. This is the first time Gordianus is investigating the future rather than crimes in the past. It takes you from the very beginnings of Rome to the time of the first Emperor. Because an act by, say, a president of the United States did not make sense to a reasonable person does not mean that the act did not take place.
There are few happy endings in history, and Mr Saylor is not one to alter history to suit his purposes. Not much suspense in the mystery solved here, but the characters in this series are well established and Saylor's knowledge of ancient Rome makes this series one of my favorite mystery reads. It is the Calendar he invents while he was with Cleopatra in Egypt. In the upcoming celebrations, Vercingetorix the Gaul is scheduled to be executed, as is Arsinoe, the sister of Cleopatra. Calpurnia, Caesar's wife is troubled by dreams of danger for her husband and hires Gordianus to investigate whether there may be a plot to assassinate him.