"Ancient historical mystery"
In 48 BC Rome is engaged in a great civil war with both
sides led by a powerful warrior. Though the battles take
place in the outer province of Thessaly, Rome is being
drained by the war as inflation is running rampant and
people are going into debt with barely enough money to eat.
Gordianus the Finder finds himself besieged at every turn.
He is worried about the debt to his banker, deeply
concerned with his wife's mysterious and lingering illness,
and frets over the end of his relationship with his adopted
son Meto. When Cassandra, a mysterious woman who appear in
Rome one day sprouting prophecy, dies in the Finder's arms
saying she was poisoned, he takes it upon himself to bury
her and find her killer. His quest takes him into some of
the richest and most influential homes in Rome.
A MIST OF PROPHECIES takes us into the heart of Rome during
a civil war that makes the inhabitants of the city wary,
fearful, and uncertain of the future for themselves and for
their glorious Empire. Stephen Saylor descriptions of the
times are so detailed that the audience can picture the
city in the mind's eye. Experience grants the hero the
wisdom to search out the killer using his brains while not
relying on brawn as he did in his youth. This is a
fascinating work, as much a historical novel as it is a
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2002