Steven Saylor: The Throne of Caesar Roma Sub Rosa #13



6th 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 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 to Caesar to become an esteemed senator Seems ike a monumental task and considering the outcome we all know it was mission impossibleHowever weaving a tale of all the major players in this drama and throwing out possible scenarios Steven Saylor created a highly readable and enjoyable book that makes you wonder at all the possibilities This is my first Saylor book and I felt at first a bit behind the curve at the start Later however I was able to pick up the thread while Hot-Blooded Italians learning a bit about a poet named Cinna totally disreputable man with a penchant for macabre poetry Brutus not high on the ethicsist Et tu Brute Antony exactly what if any part did he play My heart is there in the coffin with Caesar and Fulvia a Mlynowski Teen Thriller lady who definitely had all her ducks in a row This book was enjoyable and entertaining one that people interested in ancient Rome and its delightful citizens might enjoy Thank you to Steven Saylor St Martin s Press and NetGalley for a copy of this book My reviews can be also seen here Gordianus the Finder is growing old He does not particularly welcome a new commission from Cicero and is not especially inspired when he receives a similar commission from the dictator Julius Caesar both men want him to investigate whether there exists a conspiracy against Caesar sife and it is only days until Caesar Reggie 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 Caesaries 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 Switchback leading poet Gaius Helvius Cinna and it is this death which becomes the focus of Gordianus investigation Cinna s brilliant but perverse poems become key clues in what appears to have been a case of mistaken identity but which may have a solution much closer to homeThe Gordianus novels haveong 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 Marrying Marcus (Virgin Brides, latter group but for the focus on aesser known conseuence of Caesar s death and Gordianus personal involvement There is much to enjoy here not Belonging (Temptation, least aovely coda where we discover when and how Gordianus began to record the stories of his If Im Found (If I Run life I enjoyed this aot and recommend it to followers of the series 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 CaddyGirls last days as witnessed by Gordianus the Finder It also paints a vivid and varied portrait ofife 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 In THE THRONE OF CAESAR Gordianus the Finder faces one of the most difficult challenges in his career to earn whether there a a plot to 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 already know 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 giddy exhilaration humanizes him 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 ines of Ovid s MetamorphosesThe ensuing plot twists will startle you if you think you know everything about events on the Ides You may figure out a Philosophy of Religion 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. Portant matter to discuss Gordianus’s adopted son Meto hasong 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 eft 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.

This is for me a hard review Knowing most of the characters they are still in roles of much greater age than in the ast 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 The Spirituality Revolution length of this because I have now read other reviews and find very few of them specific upon how his vastly differs from the other Gordianus novelsI will try to give no spoilersIt song And it truly does NOT seem to me to be of a similar genre of the others prior books in the series Our Finder is 66 years old and drinking too much He takes afternoon naps with his cat Bas And his drinking companion at his favorite tavern is named Cinni Cinni is the most celebrated poet of the age What commences is a novel broken up into time periods of 1 day each It starts the week before the Ides and continues until than 2 weeks after that date Each day gets a Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) lengthy section of copy nearly minute to minute minutia of telling And they are not at all cored upon the who dun it an investigation or just 1 set of players either In fact they are much broad in context subject matter than other Saylor s I ve read them all Unlike the tone of other Saylor Gordianus the scope is deeperwider Even Cleopatra and Caesarion are on the scene For instance in copy count to storyine plot per se we have the reciting of two Economies and Cultures longong poet tales staged and voiced ike plays within two of those different days So great gobs of the book are classic musings or thoughts upon their composition and the ability of wordcraft itself Cicero s is one kind Cinni s uite another If you ike books about writing by and with the thoughts of writers who are writing upon writing skills you will ove that aspect I didn t and I don t And the classics stories both the originals and the poems written of their fates or encompassing the same characters fit into the whole novel 13 well but are also some of the east favorites of myth Greek or ancients that I have ever heard Continually centering on incest murder and women who are mad fiends cannibals to be frankRegardless the tension is done well as we draw to the Ides date And much conversation is with Julius Calpurnia and many of the other main characters you KNOW will be eventful to the betrayals But there is also a fine nuance in health and in relationship encompassed as well This was 4 star plus portrayal of the Julius cognition mindset goal condition of perception etc Well done Saylor All of the family of our hero and central figure who is tavern sitting or visiting or uesting for a new toga here s the surprise I will NOT tell you about than finding anything at all is well carved The women are prime in this hearsay context And his son in Structure Of The Nucleus law is incredibly interesting as he hardly speaks but I found him a keen observer The other characters within the visits and in conversations areike think pieces than in a mystery or who dun it format For instance at the 6 person dinner of the eve of Ides there is a First Anthology long and rather perversely set discussion of what deaths they all would prefer And for my reading of this book that is exactly the tone you grabbed during the majority of it Not only dire but at times absolutely macabre in its subject matter The joy you can find in this book could fit into a thimbleAfter I finished the book I took some time to refresh my thoughts upon it It s that kind of book In this genre completely rare for me to do so or think about the review thatong What did I read Not at all what I expectedAfter some hours of pondering I have come to this conclusion This book centers on revenge And the spirits of human nature itself It s far far at the owest ends of hope for better Much a treatise on pay back to hurt being repaid by elevated viscous and exceeding violence As a good and best way to proceed I almost thought I was reading about Sicilian ambiance for justice instead of ancient Roman This euates Mightily And not only upon the death of Caesar himself or the conspiracy or taking of spoils either But about the women The women are vitriol core served to those who they decree have cause to receive just desserts Similar to those harpies in the classics Or the other forms that made the harpies ook Passage Through Crisis like choir girl angels Similar to the women who killed all their men and ruled alone on their famous great isleI feel that Saylor makes this book the ending of our Finder s career as well And now insures that the duo of Diana and Davus daughter and son inaw will take their places within his former profession His Gordianus is. 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 Science, Technology and Culture life by the Roman Senate Having pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends Caesar is now preparing toeave Rome with his army to fight the Parthian EmpireGordianus the Finder after decades of investigating.

Another role completely going forwardIt was well written The prose was 4 or 4 plus But the women s rites and the entire two week period after the Ides it was way way too stomach churning for me I ve seen violence The Road to Einsteins Relativity like that in my ownife but even if I hadn t I don t think the realities for outcome in the tangent players houses would sit well with me Or the scenes after Antony s speechifying The power and vitriol to torture and pay back becomes a virtue here And the women are centered on flinging out their own underground power in the most beastly ways possible while often retaining a supposedly tranuil or nurturing facade It s nearly the 180 degree opposite of innocence Innocence betrayed turns to a taste for gore I just don t see womanho I tend to get a Black Boy little bored with books set around the murder of Julius Caesar This one however was aittle differentThe murder of Caesar is a backdrop to a different crime Why was the poet Cinna torn apart at Caesar s funeral Gordianus witnesses the event and solves the crimeEven if you haven t read the previous Gordianus novels this one is worth the read for it s setting as both a mystery and an eye witness account of Caesar s murderHighly recommended I ve been reading the Roma Sub Rosa series for a Nighttime Sweethearts long time andike Lindsay Davies Saylor has had to wrangle a key 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 Finally we have the Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire 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 s I came across Steven Saylor s work when my Kindle suggested Roman Blood I just finished Lindsey Davis Falco at the time I delved right in andoved it This is the Safe in My Arms latest in the series though I hope not theastWhat to ExpectThis is the Presunta colpevole latest Gordianus novel and it harkens back aot over his career In a way providing a bit of closure though I certainly hope it s not the Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem last novel in the series Events are set around the backdrop of teh Ides of March and Saylor deftly moves between the big personalities that dominated them to theesser known people around themAlthough the murder of Caesar is not a surprise to any reader Saylor still manages to twist a captivating yarn by shifting his focus Besides an unexpected death not Caesar s a Safe Words lot of the book centres on Latin poetry of the time of morals and politics as they would have appeared to someone watching from outside the inner circlesWhat IikedSaylor s writing is complex with many His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, layers of meaning and allusions His knowledge of history and research into the specifics around each episode are beyond comapre On top of that Saylor has a great talent in bringing characters toife and a knack to present a highly plausible it could have been that way view of eventsWhat to be aware ofThis is the The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, latest book in the series and the older Gordianus is in semi retirement It offers some closure with his first case with references to the story in Roman Blood You should start either with Roman Blood his first big case and the first one written or with The Seven Wonders which is choronologically the first with Gordianus earlyife in AlexandriaSummaryThis series is an absolute pleasure to read and to Pursuit of Justice learn from In the plethora of novels sets in first century BCE Rome these stand out The amazingly well researched background and the mysteries Saylor spins around them are some of the most enjoyable reading on the periodI do believe there will be novels of Gordianus in his younger days and maybe even of the elder Gordianus and I am certainlyooking forward to them Assaph Mehr author of Murder In Absentia A story of Togas Daggers and Magic for Dangerous to Touch lovers of Ancient Rome Murder Mysteries and Urban Fantasy I have really enjoyed reading the Roma Sub Rosa series by Saylor The time had to come when the death of Caesar would be part of the story and this was it If the series sprouts furtherife 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 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 ife Caesar however has one other im.

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Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder as well as the New York Times bestselling novel Roma and its follow up Empire He has appeared as an on air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied history and classics He divides his time between Berkeley California and Austin Texas