Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, #2)



The Hideously Disfigured Body Was Found In The Atrium The Only Clues Are A Blood Soaked Cloak, And, Carved Into The Stone At The Corpse S Feet, The Word Sparta The Murdered Man Was The Overseer Of Marcus Crassus S Estate, Apparently Killed By Two Runaway Slaves Bent On Joining Spartacus S Revolt In Response To The Murder, The Wealthy, Powerful Crassus Vows To Honor An Ancient Law And Kill His Ninety Nine Remaining Slaves In Three Days Now Gordianus The Finder Has Been Summoned From Rome By A Mysterious Client To Find Out The Truth About The Murder Before The Three Days Are Up.Enmeshed In A World Of Desperate Slaves And Duplicitous Masters, Extravagant Feasts And Sordid Secrets, Gordianus Must Risk All He Loves, Including His Life, To Stop A Senseless Slaughter And Save The Very Future Of Rome Itself.Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, #2)

Roma Sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder, as well as the New York Times bestselling novel, Roma and its follow up, Empire He has appeared as an on air expert on Roman history and life on The History Channel Saylor was born in Texas and graduated with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and classics He divides his time between Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 340 pages
  • Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, #2)
  • Steven Saylor
  • English
  • 06 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, #2)

  1. says:

    8 10Why have I waited so long to read the second book in this series Fool of a Took This story is basically an Agatha Christie style murder mystery played out in Ancient Rome with some heavy hitting historical figures in play e.g Marcus Crassus who was kind of a big deal The setting is one of the main attractions in this book, so expertly woven into the story that you don t realise how easily you ve been transported to ancient times The style of writing makes it an easy read and the mystery is done well Some red herrings along the way meant I was never sure of who was the actual murder until the big reveal I really enjoyed reading this but there were a couple of things preventing me rating it higher such as a couple too many characters with similar names to keep fully abreast of, but I guess that is my lack of intelligen...

  2. says:

    Another fine effort by Saylor This time we move from Cicero as a client to Gordianus the Finder now finding himself in the employ of the richest man in Rome Marcus Crassus We find Gordianus the Finder summoned to the Bay of Naples to investigate the murder of Crassus cousin Lucius Licinius.Despite the appearance that Licinius was murdered by slaves, Gordianus is not quite so sure and thus begins the detective mystery Saylor also provides us with a history lesson of the Servile Wars in Sicily and Rome, along with a host of information on the Sibyl of Cumae, who is a version of the Oracle of Delphi We get a lot of history, a lot of mystery and intrigue and a wonderful flavor of the Roman Empire at the time of the Spartacan Wars while Spartacus does not appear in this book, his influence in the slave revolt is the reason for the book.Ha...

  3. says:

    This is the second book in a series featuring Gordianus the Finder , a Roman citizen during the period of the Republic, who makes a living as a private detective In this episode, which takes place some years after the events of the first book in the series, Roman Blood, Gordianus is engaged to discover whether the murderer of Marcus Crassus cousin is someone other than household slaves suspected of having joined Spartacus in his revolt Saylor makes use of his Classics degree to write an engaging novel, with an interesting combination of real life and fictional characters and a pleasing prose style The imparting of historical information an important feature of both this novel and its predecessor in the series is achieved with a light hand I know almost nothing about Roman history, but I was able to acq...

  4. says:

    Great sequel to Roman Blood Gordianus the Finder continues with another adventure, filled with a murder mystery, slaves, Sybils, ruthless politicians and Spartacus rebellion as the political background Great entertainment, will read

  5. says:

    If you want to understand the horrors of slavery, book two in the Gordianus the Finder series will completely satisfy your curiosity Vividly.Gordianus is comfortably asleep in bed with his slave, Bethesda, in the glorious city of Rome, about 72 bc., in his dilapidated home Eco, his mute adopted son, taps him awake There is a visitor So begins a life changing case that will completely turn the detective Gordianus life upside down Marcus Mummius, a respectable soldier, employed by the richest man in Rome, Marcus Crassus, has come to hire the Finder because a terrible crime has been committed Lucius Licinius, cousin of Crassus, has been murdered in his house in the luxurious district of Baiae Worse, the word Sparta was carved into the floor Crassus has been hoping to be selected to gather an army and strike down the escaped slave, Spartacus, who after escaping his master, has been leading an army of escaped slaves They have been rampaging over Roman lands, freeing slaves and murdering good honest citizens of Rome in their bed The honor of Rome, as well as the source of its power, commerce, is being harmed and this cannot be allowed to go on Crassus has decided to kill all 100 slaves he owns on the property to mak...

  6. says:

    After reading Roman Blood, I was in a good enough mood that I drifted over almost immediately to the next book in the series, Arms of Nemesis Instead of sticking it out in Rome, Gordianus heads on over to the nearby resort town of Baiae to investigate a murder and in the meantime, Spartacus s slave rebellion is tearing up the countryside, forcing slave owning Romans everywhere to look askance even in their own households, in case their own slaves decide to murder them.And that s precisely why Gordianus goes to Baiae in the first place to investigate the murder of a man who was supposedly killed by his slaves Of course, the answer isn t as straightforward as that if it were then there would be no novel Compared to the last novel, this one seems a bit tense than Roman Blood The ending, in particular, was significantly action packed than the ending of Roman Blood Or perhaps it was because there were lives at stake in Arms of Nemesis than in Roman Blood the life of one man versus the lives of ninety nine people, including women and children, certainly is a significant difference in terms of the stakes That the ninety nine lives are actually slaves doesn t make much of a difference.It is on the subject of slaves that I found this novel to be of a stand out than Roman Blood Gordianus s treatment of slaves and the way he regards them is interesting and makes him sympathetic The reader wi...

  7. says:

    More like 3.5 stars.Although I didn t like this as much as the first book in the series, Saylor still managed to bring the Roman culture vividly to life for me The historical parts were excellent but IMO the mystery was a little lame Gordianus The Finder stumbled through this one and didn t seem to do much finding, always seemingly on the back foot, r...

  8. says:

    3.5 5 Second in the Gordianus the Finder Roman mysteries Well plotted novel set during the Spartacus slave revolt 72 BC, which is connected to the murder of the cousin cum steward of Marcus Crassus and subsequent murder of a philosopher, a member of Crassus s household Auth...

  9. says:

    Steven Saylor succeeds where many writers of historical fiction fail, largely because of strong character development and the ability to make ancient society seem natural not just a picturesque backdrop While the murder mystery is entertaining and keeps your attention, it is the little details political intrigues, conflicting philosophies, and secondary e...

  10. says:

    Mais um livro bastante agrad vel de Steven Saylor Devo dizer que esta mistura de policial com Roma Antiga fascina me, bem como a personagem principal, Geordiano, o descobridor Nesta obra, passada em plena revolta dos escravos liderada por Spartacus, o protagonista ter de descobrir quem matou o primo de, nem mais nem menos, Marco Crasso Considerado talvez o homem mais r...

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