The Sacrilege (SPQR, #3)

The Sacrilege (SPQR, #3)When A Sacret Woman S Rite In The Ancient City Of Rome Is Infiltrated By A Corrupt Patrician Dressed In Female Garb, It Falls To Senator Decuis Caecilius Metellus The Younger, Whose Investigative Skills Have Proven Indispensable In The Past, To Unmask The Perpetrators When Four Brutal Slayings Follow, Decius Enlists The Help A Notorious And Dangerous Criminal Together, They Establish A Connection Between The Sacrilege And The Murders, And Track The Offenders From The Lowest Dregs Of Society To The Prominent Elite Of The Upper Class, Finding Corruption And Violence Where Decius Least Expects It Following my two year study of ancient Rome, I read these books with a fuller understanding of the Roman traditions and history This book centers on the infamous occasion when a man infiltrated a women s only religious ritual at the house of Julius Caesar This event caused Caesar to divorce his wife with the phrase Caesar s wife must be above suspicion. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger s what a mouthful character is getting better and better with each installment of SPQR I like his verbal sparrings with his insolent slave, Hermes Very very funny And I love the way the book makes you feel like Ancient Rome is your neighborhood J.M Roberts descriptions of Roman life are delightfully vivid.However, some of the characters seem to be one dimensional Publius Clodius Pulcher, for example and his sister, Clodia Clodius was simply portrayed as a mean, bullheaded bordering on the stupid , ugly thug, and Clodia a sinister slut Maybe it s just written from the point of view of Decius, who considers these two his mortal enemies And so I conclude early on in this series that SPQR is fiction than history or a variant interpretation of it as opposed to S Saylor s Roma Sub Rosa series.But those who love Ancient Rome as much as I do will surely have fun reading this Pretty darn good fun. Decius uncovers a conspiracy between three of the most powerful men in Rome, but is unable to stop the tide of history.Thankfully, unlike the previous books, he didn t sleep with anyone devious women like Clodia or Aurelia, this time around But his weakness for women did pop up in the form of Julia Minor Caesar s fictional niece , who convinced Decius to let her become a colleague, of sorts, in his investigation She is very strong willed, and very much his equal, and their banter was superb She s definitely his match view spoiler And, if the course as the ending remains in the next book, Decius may be embarking a solid romance with her hide spoiler Not noteworthy Lost of historical info, but plot is disjointed and not believable I got irritated with main character, who was headstrong stupid in a way that made no sense, and miraculous escapes and plot twists that not believable When a sacred woman s rite in the ancient city of Rome is infiltrated by a corrupt patrician dressed in female garb, it falls to Senator Decuis Caecilius Metellus the Younger, whose investigative skills have proven indispensable in the past, to unmask the perpetrators When four brutal slayings follow, Decius enlists the help a notorious and dangerous criminal Together, they establish a connection between the sacrilege and the murders, and track the offenders from the lowest dregs of society to the prominent elite of the upper class


[Epub] ❧ The Sacrilege (SPQR, #3) By John Maddox Roberts –
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Sacrilege (SPQR, #3)
  • John Maddox Roberts
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 9780312246976

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