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Book ´ Saturnalia 10 pages ☆ Lindsey davis ☆ ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Saturnalia By Lindsey Davis ⚣ – It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia The days are short the nights are for wild parties A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome and brings her home to adorn his triumph as a ritual sacOther Justinus has also vanished perhaps fatefully involved once with the great lost love of his youthAgainst the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule the search seems impossible and only Falco appears to notice that some dark agency is bringing death to the city street I remembered the newer Falco novels as being rather disappointing and wasn't hoping for great things I thought I hadn't read this one before but it turns out I hadFrom personal prejudice I don't like the way the author has chosen to break up first Petronius's marriage then Justinus's and what she does to Veleda seems a bit harsh if realistic in terms of barbarians in Rome as well That said i wasn't as disappointed by the book as from memory I had half expected to be there's faint praise for youThe Falco books tend to have a gimmick of the week featuring some new aspect of the Roman world and here it's a the titular festival which sounds very much like the mediaeval Feast of Misrule and b the different schools of medicine uite a few operations take place or are mentioned in this novel some surprising I didn't know the Romans could remove cataracts presumably going in via the pupil of the eye itselfThere is a neat solution to the opening crime although that was one part of the book I didn't remember at all it obviously didn't make as much impression on me as the temple at Nemi There is a rather odd unexplained and rushed scene at the end The Saturnalia stuff is entertaining though I feel it would have been a better book without Anacrites in it at all or at least with less of him in it The author seems attached to him as a character than Falco is who can't stand him or this reader is at least

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It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia The days are short the nights are for wild parties A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome and brings her home to adorn his triumph as a ritual sacrifice The logistics go wrong she acuires a mystery illness then a young man is horr Falco goes back to revisit a character from book 4 the Iron Hand of Mars and solve an historical puzzleExpect a tale of murder foreign prophetess annoying arch nemesis and general holiday mayhem as Davis offers her own ideas about what happened to VeledaBe aware that while it's not necessary to read the books in order it certainly helps; Falco's family life has evolved throughout the series and play a big part in describing daily lives and plot points Assaph Mehr author of Murder In Absentia A story of Togas Daggers and Magic for lovers of Ancient Rome Murder Mysteries and Urban Fantasy

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SaturnaliaEndously murdered and she escapes from house arrestMarcus Didius Falco is pitted against his old rival the chief spy Anacrites in a race to find the fugitive before her presence angers the public and makes the government look stupid Falco has other priorities for Helena's br Another fun Falco mystery This is set in Rome and was particularly fun for me to read as I am just back from Rome It is fun to try to visualize the forum including the various temples mentioned in the book as it must have been in AD76 And to know how far it is across the forum and up Aventine Hill I really enjoy how Lindsey Davis includes information on the Saturnalia celebrations slavery homelessness the various practices of medicine and other aspects 1st century Rome as part of the story without resorting to long scholarly digressions I enjoy her depictions of strong smart women such as Helena her mother Julia and Veleda the German priestess And Davis's wonderful sense of humor