Tag Archives: Rome

Book Review: Existence

Existence, by Christopher Manners [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this lengthy cycle of poems, written in ABAB rhyming lines as well as occasional accents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Master & God

Master & God:  A Novel About The Roman Empire, by Lindsey Davis On the one hand, reading this particular book is somewhat useful in providing some of the context for the author’s Flavia Albia series, which takes place during the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pandora’s Boy

Pandora’s Boy (A Flavia Albia Novel #6), by Lindsey Davis Sometimes a book can have a revealing title.  Who is Pandora’s Boy, one might ask?  In this case, he is a young man who is the grandson of a wealthy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Third Nero

The Third Nero (A Flavia Alba Novel #5), by Lindsey Davis The more I read this series of novels, the more I am convinced not only of the author’s encyclopedic knowledge about the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of Honor

The Course Of Honor, by Lindsey Davis Sometimes writing books leads you to write others books.  This seems to be the case here, as the author, while doing background research for one of her Roman mystery series (one I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graveyard Of The Hesperides

The Graveyard Of The Hesperides (A Flavia Albia Mystery #4), by Lindsey Davis This book continues the author’s winning streak of writing a compelling mystery series set in a dark world that is both historically researched and chillingly relevant.  Beyond … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadly Election

Deadly Election (A Flavia Albia Mystery #3), by Lindsey Davis What is it that makes a series compelling?  While I am fond of historical mysteries, they are not a genre that I have read as widely as I would perhaps … Continue reading

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Book Review: Enemies At Home

Enemies At Home (A Flavia Albia Mystery #2), by Lindsey Davis If the Flavia Albia mystery series is inaugurated with a novel that reflects on the role of gender in dealing with Roman society and its occasional benefits in solving … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ides Of April

The Ides Of April (A Flavia Albia Mystery #1), by Lindsey Davis Because I decided to take up a challenge in Goodreads that involved reading mystery novels, I thought I would try to find some historical mystery novels that I … Continue reading

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Deus Vult

Not too long ago I decided that it would be a good idea for me to increase my knowledge of the Templars, a knightly organization which achieved a great deal of popularity during the Crusades and then was suddenly crushed … Continue reading

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