By Steven Saylor
In the 12 months forty eight B.C., Rome is in the middle of Civil struggle. As Pompey and Caesar struggle for keep an eye on of the Republic, Rome turns into a hotbed of intrigue, pushed by way of espionage, greed and betrayals.
A attractive younger seeress staggers around the Roman market and dies within the palms of Gordianus the Finder. most likely mad and claiming no reminiscence of her prior, Cassandra― like her Trojan namesake―was reputed to have the present of prophecy, a present many in Rome might pay for handsomely...or hotel to homicide.
Obsessed with Cassandra's secret, Gordianus investigates her homicide. As he peels away the veils of secrecy surrounding her existence and demise, he discovers an online of conspiracy linking a lot of Rome's such a lot ruthless and robust ladies. Now Gordianus's pursuit not just endangers his personal lifestyles, yet may possibly swap the way forward for Rome.
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The only voters left in Rome are the common rabble, who'll cast their lots however Caesar tells them to. Pompey and all the Best People ran for their lives when Caesar crossed the Rubicon-except for those who couldn't bear the journey, like myself. How can any so-called election held under such circumstances constitute a true vote of the people? The last elections were a farce and a scandal, a mime show put on for the sole purpose of putting Caesar's handpicked men in office. " groaned Canininus.
They look dangerous, anyway. " "Victims of the war," I said, shaking my head. "It was the same when I was your age, Diana, during the first civil war. Refugees from the countryside, runaway slaves, orphans running wild in the streets. " I was remembering Sulla's bloody dictatorship and the heads of his enemies mounted on spikes all over the Forum. " I asked, wanting to change the subject. "Some wag in the market, I imagine," said Bethesda. "People give nick names to the more colorful characters," noted Davus.
And that would be doubly frustrating," acknowledged Diana. Hieronymus nodded. "Foreknowledge is a curse. " Davus frowned. "Imagine knowing ahead of time your greatest joys as well. Wouldn't that spoil them? Everyone loves a good surprise, even small surprises. When someone tells you a story, you don't want to guess the ending beforehand.
A Mist of Prophecies (Novels of Ancient Rome) by Steven Saylor
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