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The same time the noted family of Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger have reluctantly summoned the young playboy banished to the island of Rhodes for his wild ways to seek his help in solving a crime that touches them directly and dangerously They need him to use his investigative talents to look into the poison death of a politically powerful relative and the suspicion th. This one was fun being set during Saturnalia the one day in the year where the slaves don t have to obey their masters in Rome Hermes enjoys it far too much even taking the liberty of calling Decius by his name instead of master which I found hilarious The case was good too specifically since the most likely suspect was way too obvious making it of a mystery of who did it With the exception of a few deviations the narrative flowed nicely And I like book 4 the story is able to stand on its own feet without relying too heavily on historical events unlike the first 3 books which while still fun to read made it the plot all too predictable for a student of Ancient Roman historyThe Metellii seem to like to hedge their bets politically making sure they have an alliance with each of the 3 big men to Rome Crassus Pompey and Caesar Decius being the link to Caesar with being betrothed to Julia Minor I enjoyed Decius s interactions with Julia in this one as they were able to be free with their affections for one another thanks to the Saturnalia season Decius still finds her complete unwillingness to see who her uncle Julius Caesar really is despite all the evidence he presents her amusing and frustrating I just find it amusing Though some of the shine in her eyes might have worn off in this one If just a bitNow that the series has hit its stride with book 4 and book 5 I m looking forward to book 6 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida island of Rhodes for his wild ways to seek his help La ética de la crueldad in solving a crime that touches them directly and dangerously They need him to use his 3052 investigative talents to look Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories into the poison death of a politically powerful relative and the suspicion th. This one was fun being set during Saturnalia the one day Mercator in the year where the slaves don t have to obey their masters Pasos perdidos en Granada in Rome Hermes enjoys Suffering and no suffering it far too much even taking the liberty of calling Decius by his name Can We Live 150 Years? instead of master which I found hilarious The case was good too specifically since the most likely suspect was way too obvious making The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears it of a mystery of who did Robs Shiny Dumptruck it With the exception of a few deviations the narrative flowed nicely And I like book 4 the story Business English is able to stand on Roller Girl its own feet without relying too heavily on historical events unlike the first 3 books which while still fun to read made Mama Glow it the plot all too predictable for a student of Ancient Roman historyThe Metellii seem to like to hedge their bets politically making sure they have an alliance with each of the 3 big men to Rome Crassus Pompey and Caesar Decius being the link to Caesar with being betrothed to Julia Minor I enjoyed Decius s Fire in the Sky interactions with Julia olga spessivtzeva in this one as they were able to be free with their affections for one another thanks to the Saturnalia season Decius still finds her complete unwillingness to see who her uncle Julius Caesar really ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! is despite all the evidence he presents her amusing and frustrating I just find I Am Providence it amusing Though some of the shine An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, in her eyes might have worn off The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob in this one If just a bitNow that the series has hit WeVe Only Just Begun its stride with book 4 and book 5 I m looking forward to book 6

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Every culture has its wild entertainment but the Roman Saturnalia is looked upon as the granddaddy of them allRoberts's vivid fictional account of the annual event takes place in first century Rome is a historically correct picture of excess with the city's ordinary life shut down all rules and most laws inoperative and even slaves permitted to celebrate without restraint At. This had all of the elements of the previous books in the series arranged in a harmonious package Maddox portrays the city of Rome very convincingly There are long passages where one of the characters explains to the protagonist how some aspect of the ancient world works Maddox does this deftly so that the reader is informed but the exposition does not act as a drag on the plot There was not a lot of character development but one would not expect to see that in a long running series

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At it is the man's wife who administered the dose Decius convinced she is innocent of this murder at any rate looks further for the killer a uest that leads him to a secret banned cult of witchcraft being practiced by highborn Romans of both sexes With the witches at his heels Decius plunges into the maelstrom of Rome at the height of Saturnalia and barely escapes with his li. Entertaining as usual and you learn than a couple of things in the process definitely a very good deal


About the Author: John Maddox Roberts

Mark RamsayJohn Maddox Roberts is the author of numerous works of science fiction and fantasy in addition to his successful historical SPR mystery series The first two books in the series have recently been re released in trade paperback He lives in New Mexico with his wife



10 thoughts on “Saturnalia SPR #5

  1. says:

    In Saturnalia SPR series hero Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger goes back to Rome to investigate his kinsman's murder While not as hilarious and as comic as the previous book in the series I find Saturnalia to be better written and its plot well developed John Maddox Roberts is truly a great storyteller Saturnalia has all the elements of an entertaining read suspense horror action drama that last bit with Decius shouting at Jupiter in

  2. says:

    This had all of the elements of the previous books in the series arranged in a harmonious package Maddox portrays the city of Rome very convincingly There are long passages where one of the characters explains to the protagonist how some aspect of the ancient world works Maddox does this deftly so that the reader is informed but the exposition does not act as a drag on the plot There was not a lot of character developmen

  3. says:

    Decius is called back to Rome from his exile in Rhodes in order to investigate the death of his relative uintus Caecilius Metellus Celer The family believes he was poisoned by his wife Clodia the sister of Decius' mortal enemy Clodius As if that isn't difficult enough Clodius wants him to prove Clodia didn't do it Roberts always

  4. says:

    This one was fun being set during Saturnalia the one day in the year where the slaves don't have to obey their masters in Rome Hermes enjoys it far too much even taking the liberty of calling Decius by his name instead of master wh

  5. says:

    I don't have all the books so I am reading this #5 following #2 Comparing the two Saturnalia holds together better as a plot than The Catiline Conspiracy It is easier to track the characters now that we know them but I think this plot also introduces them better In addition to hearing about the interesting Greek doctor Asklepiodes Decius has picked up a young slave Hermes and a finance Julia a member of Cesar'

  6. says:

    Usually the family of Decius Caecilius Metellus the younger finds his interest in sleuthing unbecoming but when a family member dies and rumors abound Decius is recalled to Rome just in time for the year end celebration of S

  7. says:

    Entertaining as usual and you learn than a couple of things in the process definitely a very good deal

  8. says:

    Looked at poisonings and the opinions on witches and religions in Ancient Rome while solving the crime

  9. says:

    Outstanding story terrific seriesAbout halfway through the series 6th of 13; so far the author hasn't failed to please Looking forward to book 7

  10. says:

    Great Series

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