Nited with her father and Aristo The descriptions of the two Turkish towns was uite scenic Having following Flavia Nubia Jonathan and Lupus this far I am determined to finish the series This instalment did not disappoint It is so fast paced I read the book in one sitting the characters are all maturing one sitting The characters are all maturing their internal battles are becoming
Increasingly Challenging For Them My challenging for them My aches for Jonathan characters are all maturing their internal battles are becoming increasingly challenging for them My heart aches for Jonathan the weight he carries upon his shoulders I can t wait to see where this goes Cover Blurb Like with all of the Roman Mysteries book covers I ike the simplicity and color scheme as well as how it The Elusive Heiress Nancy Drew looksike a painting This particular cover out of the series is one of the Pizarro and the Conuest of Peru less interesting onesWhat I Liked As always Iike Nubia she continues to be the most Are You There God? It's Me M level headed best tempered and most considerate of the four friends I will alwaysove Jonathan but in this book his reoccurring pessimism and oh it s all my fault attitude really got on my nerves While certainly it would take forever for someone to reconcile themselves with something as terrible as the fire in Rome I couldn t help but roll my eyes and sigh when Jonathan brought it back up He s beaten that horse enough alreadyWhat I Disliked I Evan (O'Connor Brothers Vol. 5) liked Flavia in the first book but I really don tike her any It s been fifteen books and she still hasn t matured She seems her age twelve and therefore it is really hard to find anything romantic about her crush on Flaccus It s even harder to believe that Flaccus On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS loves her because hello She s twelve And she is definitely not mature for her age It s just creepy I know twelve was an acceptable age for the Romans but you know what it s still creepy And not at all romanticBelievability Caroline Lawrence does her historical research that has always been true She s always managed to take her four young detectives places in a plausible fashion and have things happen to them that the Reader could actually see happening It s no different in this installment All of the research is there the plausibility And she even goes a step further with her believability when everyone converts to Christianity but Flavia doesn t I was afraid that the Author would have her convert and I was never convinced that Flavia would ever give up her Roman faith She s not that sort of personWriting Style It s nothing special She is wonderful at historical description and often relates historical facts and myths through the characters dialogue in a way that doesn tessen the dialogue s believability But her writing is very moment by moment and she overworks the cliffhanger every single chapter A cristalli liquidi (Italian Edition) literally ends in oneContent This Is among the missing the four detectives set out for Halicarnassus in the Roman province of Asia There they find a countryside full of prophets who claim to heal the sick and cure thea. Ne had no content of which to speakConclusion This is where the story fell down The Author did a terrific job in connecting the oose ends of The Colossus of Rhodes to this one She had a good setup and an intriguing villain that we fans have been wonderful about ever since The Colossus of Rhodes was first released But then suddenly everything comes crashing down around our heads I hate simply hate it when an Author has a good villain and then that villain repents turns all good and everyone goes home happy It destroys everything in the story turns it sour Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children leaves the Reader utterly unsatisfied And that is exactly how I felt with this book s conclusionRecommended Audience This is meant for the middle schoolevel and while I am an adult I still enjoy this series perhaps mostly because I ve been reading it since I was ten years old This is both a girl and guy read Interesting ook at the start of the spread of Christianity Characterisation becoming complex as the children mature This book was good I d read it again A ridiculous and frustrating book in what has so far been such an amazing series No mystery to speak of the whole book dedicated to the children and Aristo finding God Why oh why did Lawrence have to turn this into a preachy sermon on Christianity After their adventures on the Nile the young detectives are hiding out in Alexandria because they re wanted by the Emperor why they don t know Fortunately their tutor Aristo finds them and tells them there have been kidnappings of freeborn children including Flavia s baby cousin Popo Flavia s father and Flaccus have gone to Halicarnassus to find the children They all sneak out of Egypt and get to Halicarnassus Right After The Kidnappers right after the kidnappers fled eaving the children behind While on their trail they encounter a Christian prophet who people say can heal people including the dumb Lupus hopes he can restore his tongue so he can talk again Needless to say a whole ot happens before the end of the book This is the penultimate book of the series and I m expecting many plot threads to be wound up in the final one Wonderful story about the children
WHO HAD WAY TOO MUCH FREEDOMhad way too much freedom this series This book is about four teenage friends who ive in ancient Rome The four friends were tasked in the previous books with a mission from the Emperor to retrieve his stolen precious jewels The team successfully found the jewels and returned them to the Emperor s aid completing their mission However unknown to the four friends the Emperor s aid kept the jewels for himself and told the Emperor that they had not be returned and had been stolen once again by Me but who may simply be tricksters and villains in disguise Once again the detectives' oyalties are tested as they are confronted with hopes for the future and grim egacies of the pas. .
Wow What an intense whirlwind of a book this initially started off with a book this initially started off with ot of obliue grief and embitterment and there was definitely a ot of timely existentialism in some of the POVs needless to say the Flaccus situation was just an obstacle that my nerves didn t need in this stage of the game although I am greatly anticipating the climax that is being built up I oved what I perceive to be the pinnacle in the character s personality growth in earning to adapt to adversity and found the resolution that the gang bar Flavia all became a massive Christian Union society entertaining although I think the introduction of St John was really beautifully done and tempered with emotional poignancy evidently all I hope for now is some progression in the Gemina family fo This book was my east favourite as it was uite religious The band of friends are unable to go back to Italy still as there is an arrest warrant and reward for their capture for treason Their tutor sees the posters in Ostia hears about their etters realises they are alive and makes his way to Alexandria Egypt where the children are in hiding Once there Flavia earns her father thinks they are dead and has rejoined forces with Magistrate Bato to How Drawings Work locate the kidnapped children and have gone to Halicarnassus Turkey As the authorities don t expect the children to go there they take a ship there Flavia discovers Flaccus was uick to move on and is engaged and there She is terribly regretful about her hasty rejection half a year earlier whiched her and her friends to be away from home so ong
She gets to meet Petronilla the jealous perfect and beautiful fianc e This is the highlight of thegets to meet Petronilla the jealous perfect and beautiful fianc e This is the highlight of the exploring her feelings and Nubia s maturity in supporting her Flavia can t bare to be patronised and be in the presence of the two of them one guilty the other vicious so she goes to Ephesus with the friends and magistrate on the track of the criminal mastermind They discover there is a prophet touring the countryside converting people to Christianity They even meet St John a disciple of Jesus It was a matter of time before this aspect was in one of these books Nubia Lupus Aristo all convert Jonathan and Lupus are transformed and their mental burdens released The criminals have repented and the mastermind given all his wealth away and got pardoned The pardon seems unlikely to me for the harsh Romans Aristo finally notices Nubia is becoming a woman and starts to really ook at her No mention is made in this book either about any evidence of grief over dead Uncle Gaeus in the shipwreck Flavia seems to have forgotten about him At Whisper Loudly least she is reu. It is August AD 81 Presumed dead by their families Flavia and her friends feel very far from home News of kidnappings in Italia reaches them and when they discover one of Miriam's twins.