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Hambly shows that she has a broader range than Fantasy This historical novel pokes about in

the complex religiouspolitical 
complex religiouspolitical of ancient Rome This is Barbara Hambly s first novel and it is uite well done Good writing and good characterization It s fun to listen to the heated jailhouse theological arguments of the members of that dreaded dangerous cult the Christians Ms Hambly nows her history and this is a thoroughly enjoyable piece that dreaded dangerous cult the Christians Ms Hambly nows her history and this is a thoroughly enjoyable piece historical fiction I ve been looking for this book for ages it is one of the few by Hambly that I hadn t read so one of the few by Hambly that I hadn t read so very excited to see that it was now available as an ebook on the Kindle However I just couldn t really warm to it The first thing that threw me out of the boo. In ancient Rome a poor philosopher races to rescue his idnapped lover before she is abused by the sinister Christian cult The son of a wealthy Roman family Marcus gave up the prestige and riches that were his birthright to devote himself to philosophy His noble mind attracted Tullia a Senator’s daughter whose father wanted her Les in particular I reread every year So I was excited to find that she d also written a mystery set in Ancient Rome I love Rome Awesome But it didn t REALLY WORK FOR METHE BOOK HAS work for meThe book has great premise and setup Here in the time of Trajan Marcus Silanus a noble young philosopher in training is not so secretly in love with Tullia who is betrothed to a rich Syrian merchant They are meeting and bemoaning the fact that well they can t marry each other when tragedy strikes A gang They are meeting and bemoaning the fact that well they can t marry each other when tragedy strikes A gang meeting and bemoaning the fact that well they can t marry each other when tragedy strikes A gang ruffians jumps them and abducts Tullia They leave a little silver fish behind Horrors It s the Christians Everyone nows they re a bunch of hideous baby illers They would definitely sacrifice her So Marcus has to search the city to find her Stian cult He nows not what vile rituals they will expose her to and he does not want to find out His lover in danger the philosopher must turn warrior before it is too late This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly including rare photos and never before seen documents from the author’s personal collection?.

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K was the romance between Marcus and Tullia who is abducted it just didn t come across for me Secondly they were supposed to be childhood t come across for me Secondly they were supposed to be childhood but there was a six year age gap which again didn t work for me Thirdly I just didn t warm to Marcus as a hero he s a bit of a prototype Antryg I think but very much in the rough Fourthly there should have been some magic And fifthly the Christians suabbling was all too Monty Python without the humour a few cries of splitter would have cheered me up So a fail for me but still with Hambly s beautiful writing and amazing vocabulary A must for the completist When I first started reading SFF Barbara Hambly uickly became one of my favorite authors and her Windrose Chronic. O have nothing to do with the penniless intellectual The news that she is to marry a prosperous merchant shatters Marcus who goes to her house hoping to plead his case only to see her attacked and abducted by disguised ruffians That she was idnapped is tragedy enough and it gets worse ruffians That she was idnapped is tragedy enough and it gets worse he learns who took her the sinister Chri. The uirinal Hill Affair