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"Saylor puts such detail and tumultuous life into his scenes that the sensation of rubbing elbows with the ancients is quite uncanny." --New York Times Book Review on A Murder on the Appian Way
"A vivid and robust writer, Saylor invests his books with exquisite detail and powerful drama."--The Philadelphia Inquirer on A Mist of Prophecies
"Saylor evokes the ancient world more convincingly than any writer of his generation."--The Sunday Times (London) on The Judgment of Caesar “Saylor’s scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthralls.”--Ruth Rendell, The Sunday Times (London) on Last Seen in Massilia“Saylor is an excellent guide through this fascinating underworld. Superb historical fiction.”--Booklist (starred review) on Empire“Who knew empire building could be so entertaining?… Using the same depth of knowledge, skillful plotting and graceful writing style displayed in his wonderful (and, if you love ancient history, essential) Roma Sub Rosa mysteries, Saylor immerses you in to the sometimes dangerous currents of Roman life…Neither Rome nor its story, it seems, were built in a day. In Empire, they're built to last.”--USA Today“Steven Saylor’s engrossing series of popular novels centers around Gordianus the Finder—a kind of Roman Sherlock Holmes.” —The Wall Street Journal on The Triumph of Caesar“Saylor has acquired the information of a historian but he enjoys the gifts of a born novelist.”--Boston Globe on A Murder on the Appian Way“Superb. From the exceptional attention to historical detail to the development of character and plot, which is based on real history, it’s a treat to read. . . . All the action takes place in a time of great upheaval both in Rome and Egypt, and Saylor, an excellent scholar, makes the most of it.”--The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on The Judgment of Caesar
Fiction Review: The Seven Wonders:
A Novel of the Ancient World by Steven Saylor. Minotaur, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-312-35984-3Saylor’s lucky 13th entry in his Roma Sub Rosa series (after 2008’s The Triumph of Caesar) takes Gordianus the Finder on a tour of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. In 92 B.C.E., the Greek poet - Publishers Weekly
STEVEN SAYLOR is the author of acclaimed historical mystery novels featuring Gordianus the Finder, including The Triumph of Caesar, as well as the internationally bestselling historical novels Empire and Roma. He has appeared on the History Channel as an expert on Roman politics and life. He divides his time between Berkeley, California and Austin, Texas.