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IN AND LOVED IT THIS IS THE LATEST IN and loved it This is the latest in series though I hope not the lastWhat to ExpectThis is the latest Gordianus novel and it harkens back a lot over his career In a way providing a bit of closure though I certainly hope it s not the last novel in the series Events are set around the backdrop of teh Ides of March and Sayl Finally we have the long awaited Gordianus and the Ides of March novel and it is even better than I expected the author does a few clever things some prepared in earlier volumes to allow the following Gordianus must be involved and witness the assassination but is not ablewilling to prevent it so the how as it took place in the Senate needs to be addressed and the why of not getting wind of it also there needs to be some mystery too and a better one than in recent novels here the author has a cool note describing how his choice of addressing poettribune and Caesar s intimate Cinna illing as that mystery in the aftermath of the Ides came about while we definitely need to have Gordianus so a closing beyond the Ides is needed tooWithout too much spoilers beyond the blurb Caesar nominates Gordianus as his last senator to be confirmed on the Ides before the Parthian expedition this as a favor to Meto who as an adopted freedman cannot be a senator of course while the nomination was made possible by Gordianus advancing to the euestrian class as he was literally paid a fortune at the end of Triumph of Caesar for reasons you will find out reading that one all the above reuirements are met brilliantly Gordianus is now a senator sort of though as he will be confirmed precisely on the ides at the last meeting of the Senate Before Caesar Departs For Years So Incidentally We Get before Caesar departs for years so incidentally we get lot of suspense there will he actually become a senator or not so he must attend the meeting he is busy digesting and adapting to his new status so his investigation of a possible plot is perfunctory than usual etc etc here I loved the descriptions of the reactions to Gordianus ascent with for example the populist nobles like Anthony and Fulvia cheering him on while Cicero got so mad and lost his temper so badly on hearing that Gordianus will be his colleague
That He Almost Blinded A Slave By he almost blinded a slave by a stylus at himAdding a lot of atmosphere with Cinna s macabre and disturbing poetry and fate the last supper at Lepidus house before the Ides where Gordianus is one of the invitees the one at which Caesar remarks on how he would prefer to die the day before the will be illed of course meeting the usual characters Fulvia Anthony Brutus both of them and much the novel hits all the right notes and is definitely one of the best Gordianus books the best since Murder on the Appian way and the Mist of prophecies imhoWe also get a great ending including Anthony famous speech though it is clear that the series can now continue at the author s pleasure with the turbulent years ahead having Gordianus and his family ready to meet themHighly recommended and a top novel of 2018. Portant matter to discuss Gordianus’s adopted son Meto has long been one of Caesar’s closest confidants To honor Meto Caesar is going to make his father Gordianus a Senator when he attends the next session on the 15th of MarchWith only four days left before he’s made a Senator Gordianus must dust off his old skills and see what conspiracy against Julius Caesar if any he can uncover Because the Ides of March are approachi.
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Is life I enjoyed this a lot and recommend it to followers of the series 35 stars44 AD was not a good time to be Julius Caesar It was his fate to be viciously murdered on the foretold Ides of March Beware the ides of March There would be no escaping the fate the gods had in store for him Yet Gordianus the Finder a man who has solved many a crime in and around Rome is tasked to discover if there is a plot afoot to murder Caesar Hired by Cicero Gordianus is also slated because of his adopted son s closeness
Caesar to become esteemed senator seems like i ve been reading senator Seems like I ve been reading Roma Sub Rosa series for a long time and like Lindsay Davies Saylor has had to wrangle a ey problem of both historical and detective procedural series how do you deal with the inevitable historical events and aging of your character and how do you take a scruffy outsider character into the heart of power because of his success with cases In this installment Saylor deals with the obviously not mystery of the assassination of Caesar by focusing on the murder of Cinna the poet purportedly mistaken for the conspirator and praetor Cinna Saylor pulls a neat trick of great contemporary relevance in presenting Poet Cinna as a great buddy right up until Gordianus realizes there was a really good reason the most powerful woman in Rome wanted him dead by Bacchanal frenzy I tend to get a little bored with books set around the murder of Julius Caesar This one however was a little differentThe murder of Caesar is a backdrop to This is for me a hard review Knowing most of the characters they are still in roles of much greater age than in the last few books of the series And of course now we are also at the Ides of March under the Dictator for Life Julius Caesar Within the first few chapters you have to read with strong context attention because you get the present now for all the family members Meto Eco and all the rest of the Bathesba and Gordianus clan Cicero and Tiro are prime too Tiro of course is a freedman and citizen now His short hand is used by Diana so its spreadingHow can I review this without giving spoilers Forgive me for the length I have really enjoyed reading the Roma SubTo Caesar To Become
rosa series by saylor the time had toseries by Saylor The time had to when the death of Caesar would be part of the story and this was it If the series sprouts further life I would guess it could be the continuation of crime investigation by family members of Gordianus the FinderI really have no desire to spoil this book for others so hesitate to share too much detail There is plenty of action even though Gordianus is approaching his 66th birthday and is enjoying retirement I can tell you all the characters of the series have matured there are mythology themes throughout brief appearances by Cleopatra and Cicero but the central figure is Gordianus and how he reacts to new friends his elevation to the Senate by Caesar and how he carefully measures his responses to several tragic deaths I came across Steven Saylor s work when my Kindle suggested Roman Blood I just finished Li. Crimes and murders involving the powerful has set aside enough that he’s been raised to the Euestrian rank and has firmly and finally retired On the morning of March 10th though he’s first summoned to meet with Cicero and then with Caesar himself Both have the same reuest of Gordianus―keep your ear to the ground ask around and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar’s life Caesar however has one other im. In THE THRONE OF CAESAR Gordianus the Finder faces one of the most difficult challenges in his career to learn whether there a a plot to The Marines Baby kill Julius Caesar so it can be nipped in the bud Author Steven Saylor faces a task that s eually daunting to make readers care about a murder mystery in which most of them alreadynow what s going to happenAlas Gordianus doesn t succeed at his task Saylor however does extremely well at hisAccompanied by his drinking pal the poet Cinna Gordianus grapples with a side issue Caesar s promise to propose him for the Senate on the Ides of March The Finder s
exhilaration humanizes as he searches for a new toga while his family adjusts to the overwhelming boost in social class Cinna comes alive too his faux modesty hiding an artistic yearning to be acclaimed for his ambitious if somewhat creepy poem along the lines of Ovid s MetamorphosesThe ensuing plot twists will startle you if you think you now everything about events on the Ides You may figure out a little sooner than Gordianus does what actually happened but maybe the author wants to emphasize its scandalousness I would add that one aspect of a related tragedy seems a bit far fetched However that as Cinna might say makes it truly poetic justice And so ends the Roma Sub Rosa series and it ends with Rome s most infamous murder Taking place over just a few days this superb novel investigates Caesar s last days as witnessed by Gordianus the Finder It also paints a vivid and varied portrait of life religion the arts and politics in Rome during the dying days of the Republic Beautifully written A full review will follow shortly on For Winter Nights Gordianus the Finder is growing old He does not particularly welcome a new commission from Cicero and is not especially inspired when does not particularly welcome a new commission from Cicero and is not especially inspired when receives a similar commission from the dictator Julius Caesar both men want him to investigate whether there exists a conspiracy against Caesar s life and it is only days until Caesar leaves for Parthia on The Ides of March It should come as no surprise to the reader that Gordianus fails to uncover a plot and that at about half way through this novel Caesar lies stabbed to death beneath the statue of PompeyBut this not simply a retelling of the death of Caesar There was another death too which occurred in the wake of Caesar s burial that of Rome s leading poet Gaius Helvius Cinna and it is this death which becomes the focus of Gordianus investigation Cinna s brilliant but perverse poems become ey clues in what appears to have been a case of mistaken identity but which may have a solution much closer to homeThe Gordianus novels have long been favourites of mine but I reckon the earlier ones were the best and the series faltered somewhat with the recent This one too could have fallen into the latter group but for the focus on a lesser The Early Abbasid Caliphate A Political History known conseuence of Caesar s death and Gordianus personal involvement There is much to enjoy here not least a lovely coda where we discover when and how Gordianus began to record the stories of In The Throne of Caesar award winning mystery author Steven Saylor turns to the most famous murder in history It’s Rome 44 BC and the Ides of March are approachingJulius Caesar has been appointed dictator for life by the Roman Senate Having pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends Caesar is now preparing to leave Rome with his army to fight the Parthian EmpireGordianus the Finder after decades of investigating.giddy exhilaration humanizes