Saylor was born in texas and graduated with high honors from the university of texas at austin, where he studied history and. The series is noted for its historical authenticity. Steven saylor became a published author in 1990 with his debut novel roman blood. Takes the reader deep into the political, legal and family arenas of ancient rome, providing a stirring blend of history. Steven spoke at a fundraiser to build a new library on the site of the saylor hotel blowing off steam at barton springs in austin, august 2001. I cant imagine this was on purpose, but once i got that picture in my. Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over 100,000. He paints excellent pictures of ancient rome and his take on the important events in roman history is refreshingly candid.
Apr 07, 2011 buy roman blood gordianus the finder 1 roma sub rosa by steven saylor isbn. The roman sub rosa historical mystery series written by steven saylor consists of a total of 12 novels published between the years 1991 and 2004. Time to meet another pioneering roman detective, this one operating some decades earlier than lindsey. Steven saylor born march 23, 1956 is an american author of historical novels. Ambitious and brilliant, the twentysixyearold cicero is about to argue his first important case.
Steven saylor is the author of the long running roma sub rosa series featuring gordianus the finder, as well as the new york times bestselling novel, roma and its followup, empire. Roman blood by steven saylor overdrive rakuten overdrive. Enjoy this new audio cd performance gift quality for your home and library. Roman blood by steven saylor, 9781849016056, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Roman blood and arms of nemesis in paperback and the most. I did not care for the narrator of this at all but steven saylors writing. In the unseasonable heat of a spring morning in 80 b.
Steven saylor is the author of the long running roma sub rosa series featuring gordianus the finder, as well as the new york times bestselling novel, roma. Roman blood is the first book in the series called the roma sub rosa series, meaning the secret events of rome. A mystery of ancient rome audible audiobook unabridged steven saylor author, scott harrison narrator, blackstone audio, inc. In rome, 80 bc, on a warm spring morning, gordianus the finder receives a summons to the house of a thenunknown young advocate and orator, cicero. His client is a wealthy farmer, one sextus roscius of the town of ameria, who stands accused of the most unforgivable act in ancient rome. Browse audiobooks written by steven saylor sorted by.
The novels hero is a detective named gordianus the finder, active during the. He is a graduate of the university of texas at austin, where he studied history and classics. Steven has also written contemporary standalone titles. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site. Steven saylor is the author of the roma sub rosa series of historical mysteries featuring gordianus the finder, set in the ancient rome of cicero, caesar, and cleopatra. Roman blood book by steven saylor 8 available editions. Usa today hails steven saylor as a modern master of historical fiction. Strong, good writing can overcome a mediocre audio book. The main character is the roman sleuth gordianus the finder. Roman blood roma sub rosa, book 1 by steven saylor. Roman blood book one of the roma sub rosa series by steven saylor centers around the real life patricide trial of a country farmer by the name of sextus roscius. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A mystery by steven saylor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
A mystery of ancient rome audiobook by steven saylor. Editions of roman blood by steven saylor goodreads. Read roman blood a novel of ancient rome by steven saylor available from rakuten kobo. The series revolves around the activities of the main. It is the first book in his roma sub rosa series of mystery novels set in the final decades of the roman republic. Listen to roman blood a novel of ancient rome by steven saylor available from rakuten kobo. The lawyer and orator cicero is another jewel in the crown of this book.
The advocate of sextus roscius, the well known marcus tullius cicero, employs the help of a man named gordianus to dig up information about the murder in order to prove his client. If the book has a draw back it is that it should probably be two books at least. The highly regarded first book in steven saylors gordianus series which is being reissued with brand new covers to tiein with the highly successful look of roma and empire a thrilling puzzle from the ancient. Steven saylor is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of. He has appeared as an onair expert on roman history and life on. Buy roman blood gordianus the finder 1 roma sub rosa by steven saylor isbn. Chilling on lake lbj, august 2005 with roman legionnaires in kensington high street, london, july 1999 on the steps of his boyhood library in goldthwaite, texas, in november 2007. In rome, 80 bc, on a warm spring morning, gordianus the finder receives a summons to the house of a thenunknow. He is a graduate of the university of texas at austin, where he studied history and classics saylors bestknown work is his. In rome, 80 bc, on a warm spring morning, gordianus the finder receives a summons to the house of a thenunknown young advocate and orator. Rich in intrigue and period detail, his novels set in ancient rome have garnered acclaim the world over. Steven saylor s historical mysteries set in ancient rome and featuring investigator gordianus the finder enjoy a widespread following in america. Takes the reader deep into the political, legal and family arenas of ancient rome, providing a stirring blend of history and mystery, well seasoned.
Steven saylor is undeniably knowledgeable about life in ancient rome, and in gordianus the finder, saylor has created an interesting and sympathetic character. Roman blood is a historical novel by american author steven saylor, first published by minotaur books in 1991. The lawyer and orator cicero is another jewel in the crown of this book, an impressive feat for a murder mystery writer. Steven saylor is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of novels set in ancient rome.
Below is a list of steven saylor s books in order of when they were originally published. Steven saylor audio books, best sellers, author bio. However, i find scott harrison to be a poor choice to read any stories, except perhaps some of the audible kids titles. Browse audiobooks written by steven saylor sorted by best. I did not care for the narrator of this at all but steven saylors writing is so good, so crisp and clean. Roman blood, the first of steven saylor s sub rosa series of novels, introduces gordianus the finder and his family, fictional characters who become increasingly memorable and claim a hold on our affections and sympathetic concern as they interact throughout the series with many famous historical characters, julius caesar, pompey the great. Over the next two years, robinson will publish the whole. Roman blood roma sub rosa, book 1 by steven saylor book cover, description, publication history. I purchased roman blood when it first came out in hardback, as well as almost all saylors other books. Steven saylors historical mysteries set in ancient rome and featuring investigator gordianus the finder enjoy a widespread following in america.
The latest book is throne of caesar, in which gordianus confronts the ides of march, 44 b. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Book club genres all book club genres sorting by best selling this month book lists. Roman blood roman blood audiobook, by steven saylor. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. A prequel to his epic roma sub rosa series, the seven wonders follows series star gordianus the finder as an 18yearold traveling the mediterranean to witness the wonders of that fabled age. He has appeared as an onair expert on roman history and life on the history channel. He has been with his partner richard since 1976, splitting their time between california and texas.
Steven saylor audiobooks collection 18 unabridged books. Saylor s bestknown work is his roma sub rosa historical mystery series, set in ancient rome. Over the next two years, robinson will publish the whole series five novels to date in the uk. He studied history at the university of texas at austin. The series revolves around the activities of the main protagonist, gordianus the finder, who is a private detective during the time of 56 bc in ancient rome. Roman blood audiobook by steven saylor 9781483064017. Gordianus the finder omnibus books 14 by steven saylor. The time span he covers causes him to have to travel lightly over over a lot of the topic. Roman blood by steven saylor books hachette australia. Roma sub rosa is a series of mystery novels by steven saylor set in, and populated by noteworthy denizens of, ancient rome.344 1444 964 872 616 1225 937 212 358 916 233 660 822 144 1023 1212 1476 114 298 526 1369 205 170 1272 1158 399 904 1249