By Steven Saylor
In the yr forty eight B.C., Rome is in the middle of Civil struggle. As Pompey and Caesar struggle for keep watch over of the Republic, Rome turns into a hotbed of intrigue, pushed via espionage, greed and betrayals.
A attractive younger seeress staggers around the Roman market and dies within the hands of Gordianus the Finder. almost certainly mad and claiming no reminiscence of her prior, Cassandra― like her Trojan namesake―was reputed to have the reward of prophecy, a present many in Rome could 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 lifestyles and dying, he discovers an online of conspiracy linking a lot of Rome's such a lot ruthless and strong girls. Now Gordianus's pursuit not just endangers his personal existence, yet may well switch the way forward for Rome.
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Why is Caesar eager to cross? That's plain enough. " So declared one-armed Canininus who, if his tales of combat were true, had more fighting experience than the rest of us combined; he had lost his right arm fighting for Caesar in Gaul and had received a generous retirement from his grateful imperator. "Caesar's men are battle-hardened from constant fighting. " This came from my friend Hieronymus, a Massilian of Greek descent and the only one of the group who was not a Roman citizen. The others suffered his presence partly because I was his patron, but also because they were a little in awe of him.
No, the guilt I felt had nothing to do with household matters or family relations. I felt guilty because of Cassandra, of course. And now Bethesda, who complained of feeling unwell every day, who seemed to be in the grip of some malady no doctor could diagnose, had taken it into her head that she must have radishes-and her wretched husband was trapped between a greedy vendor and his own guilty conscience. "I shall buy you more than one radish, Wife," I said quietly. "I shall buy you the whole bunch of them.
Could she? " I swallowed hard. I wanted to press my lips against Cassandra's, but I felt the eyes of my wife and daughter on me. I turned to Diana, kneeling beside me. What must my face have looked like for my daughter to gaze back at me with such pity and puzzlement? I peered up at Bethesda. For a long moment, she registered no emotion-then suddenly raised her eyebrows in alarm. " she cried, slapping her hands to her face. In all the commotion, someone had stolen them. III The first time I saw Cassandra was in the Forum.
A Mist of Prophecies (Novels of Ancient Rome) by Steven Saylor