E–pub Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2

  • Hardcover
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  • Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2
  • Steven Saylor
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 9781250015976

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characters Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2 Steven Saylor ´ 3 characters review Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2 103 In 88 BC it seems as if all the world is at war From Rome to Greece and to Egypt itself most of civilization is on the verge of war The young Gordianus a born and raised Roman citizen is living in Alexandria making ends meet by plying his trade of solving puzzles and finding things out for pay He whiles away his time with his slave Bethesda waiting for the world to regain its sanity But on the day Gordianus turns twenty two Bethesda is kidnapped by brigands who mista. I began reading Steven Saylor s mysteries involving Gordianus the Finder a few years ago and was very much impressed by the details and research the intricacy of the mysteries themselves and the usefulness of these stories in the Roma sub rosa series The stories rang true because so much of the detail of the world surrounding Gordianus was accurate and lent itself to the characters he encountered I even found some of his details useful in presenting material in my World History course as well as Combined StudiesHis latest adventure is very much different from all the previous books and I think this makes it suffer a bit in my estimation Gordianus this time is not seeking a murderer or a thief or a traitor nor any other type of criminal of the usual sort Rather he has joined up with a band of pirates in order to rescue his kidnapped slave Bethesda whom he marries later in an earlier book These pirates have their base in the Nile delta from where they prey on shipping as well as land based travelers in the vicinity of AlexandriaThis volume is similar to all of the other books in the series in that it very much relies on the political instability of Gordianus world but in this case it s the instability surrounding the Ptolemies in EgyptAs in all of the earlier volumes Saylor tells a whacking good story but this time Gordianus is not searching for someone but rather he s after the motives of the several people with whom he comes in contact While a Finder may certainly list this among his services Saylor s depiction I think does a disservice to the world he has created around Gordianus He starts us off in the raid on Alexander s tomb thereby removing any suspense from all of the many risks and dangers Gordianus confronts between Bethesda s kidnapping and that moment Throughout the book the only mystery to be solved is the motive behind any action on the part of the major charactersBut it s the end of the book that left me aghast How could Steven Saylor the diligent craftsman and creator of such wondrous worlds stoop to what can only be described as a hackneyed resolution straight out of Sir Walter Scott or perhaps even H Rider Haggard or Edward Bulwer Lytton Coincidences abound as the true identity of individuals is revealed Brother says one character Son says another And while all do not necessarily live happily ever after I as a reader felt cheatedThe rating I give this book is for the Saylor s usual uality of research and the unrelenting style that propels the story forward But this time Gordianus seems to have exerted a great deal of energy including swimming around in Alexandria harbor to rescue Bethesda even though apparently neither could actually swim in an unfruitful endeavor The metal planet relationship A study of celestial influence reader felt cheatedThe Lord Tedric Alien Realms A star book rating I give this book is for the Saylor s usual uality of 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life research and the unrelenting style that propels the story forward But this time Gordianus seems to have exerted a great deal of energy including swimming around in Alexandria harbor to No Limits Brutal Master #2 rescue Bethesda even though apparently neither could actually swim in an unfruitful endeavor

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characters Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2 Steven Saylor ´ 3 characters review Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2 103 Iot with rumors of an impending invasion by Ptolmey’s brother Gordianus finds himself in the midst of a very bold and dangerous plot the raiding and pillaging of the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great himselfNew York Times bestselling author Steven Saylor returns chronicling the early years of his detective Gordianus before he assumed the title of The Finder Raiders of the Nile is the latest in his much loved series of mysteries set in the late Roman Republi. Not my usual sort of reading but this is a delightfully told ancient tale of adventure that trips the imagination Monsters Mimes Menacing Men as well as Mythical creatures as the young hero reaches the age of 22 in Egypt Alexandrian Intrigues It must have been fun to write I enjoyed this read Slave Again Whispers of Refuge #2 rumors of an impending invasion by Ptolmey’s brother Gordianus finds himself in the midst of a very bold and dangerous plot the The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party raiding and pillaging of the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great himselfNew York Times bestselling author Steven Saylor How to Write Essays reading but this is a delightfully told ancient tale of adventure that trips the imagination Monsters Mimes Menacing Men as well as Mythical creatures as the young hero Autumn Days with the Moodys Moody Family #6 reaches the age of 22 in Egypt Alexandrian Intrigues It must have been fun to write I enjoyed this Blue Moose read

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characters Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2 Steven Saylor ´ 3 characters review Raiders of the Nile Ancient World #2 103 Ke her for a rich man’s mistress If Gordianus is to find and save Bethesda who has come to mean to him than even he suspected he must find the kidnappers before they realize their mistake and cut their losses Using all the skills he learned from his father Gordianus must track them down and convince them that he can offer something of enough value in exchange for Bethesda’s releaseAs the streets of Alexandria slowly descend into chaos and the citizenry begin to r. I found this adventure featuring Gordianus he s not uite the Finder yet a little weak compared to the previous two novels I read I found parts of the novel to be brilliant and other parts to be on the boring sideMy favorite character in this novel wasn t even human view spoiler Cheelba is a tame lion used to terrify potential new members of the Cuckoo s Gang The bandits dress the poor lion in a garish costume to make him appear to be a terrifying beast of mythical proportions In reality he s just a big kitten with a toothache I loved this lion Along with being The Finder I am starting to think of Gordianus as some kind of collector you know like from Guardians of the Galaxy sort of hide spoiler