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Free download The Ides of June Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain #16 105 ✓ A compelling new mystery for Libertus set against the backdrop of the Roman Empire in turmoil An astonishing new order has usurped power in Rome and the reverberations are reaching even to Glevum where the legion is preparing to depart LibertuUential men in the Empire finds himself not only deprived of the privilege and protection he had previously enjoyed but under actual threat both from the political establishment in Rome and from an anonymous and vindictive enemy much closer to home The murder of another councillor similarly place. Set in Britain AD 193 the Year of the Five Emperors this mystery features the activities of Libertus a mosaic maker his efforts to protect the family of his rich patron and his solving of a few murdersThe Foreword is invaluable in setting the scene and is not to be missed except by readers expert in the history and customs of the timesAs a novel of detection this would come pretty low in my rankings as Libertus seems to find things out by chance and to stumble across solutionsThe characters are well drawn and their personalities come over clearly The plot such as it is ambles along at the leisurely pace of the hired ox cart in which the protagonists travelThis is a pleasant way to learn about late second century Roman Britain but not a great mystery

Rosemary Rowe ð 5 Read

D makes the matter urgent Libertus whose humbler status affords obscurity is charged with spiriting Marcus s young family away to a place of safety But his task will bring problems of its own as Libertus uncovers a grisly secret and an ancient crime with ramifications stretching to the present da. I know I have read a previous book in this series although not recorded it possibly number 11 uite enjoyable written by a historian and they are not as long as the Didius Falco books by Lindsey Davis of which I have read most if not all In some ways these have been a breath of fresh air perhaps to an extent because I haven't read many of them I will look for the next one to come Not sure that I want to go back and start from the beginning of this series

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The Ides of June Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain #16A compelling new mystery for Libertus set against the backdrop of the Roman Empire in turmoil An astonishing new order has usurped power in Rome and the reverberations are reaching even to Glevum where the legion is preparing to depart Libertus s wealthy patron until recently one of the most infl. Libertus the mosaic pavement maker is living uietly with his family in Roman Britain but his life is overtaken by politics There is an early explanation by the author of the turmoil that hit the Roman empire after the emperor's death with rich men vying for the throne or else being set upon and arrested fined or otherwise dissuaded from gaining power Libertus has a wealthy patron Marcus who asks his friend to look after his wife and children if anything should happen to him Libertus has to agree But it's a suspected poisoning locally which occupies most of the book as Libertus is asked to investigate by an aged woman So if Roman politics are not for you don't worry too much about this background and concentrate on the ox cart of paving materials the water seller the herbs and offerings to the gods This is a busy story with many characters including women children and mules It's entertaining and you'll learn a lot about life at this time This is ideal if you have read at least one of the previous books but otherwise can be taken out of seuence I downloaded a copy from Net Galley for an unbiased review