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The Seven Wonders par [Saylor, Steven]
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An enthralling prequel to his bestselling Roma Sub Rosa series of mysteries set in the Ancient World, Steven Saylor takes readers back to the younger days of Gordianus the Finder.

The year is 92BC and Gordianus has just turned eighteen and is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: a far-flung journey to see the Seven Wonders of the World.

Gordianus is not yet called 'The Finder' - that title belongs to his father, who we meet in these pages. But at each of the Seven Wonders, the wide-eyed Roman encounters a mystery to challenge his powers of deduction. Here is a portrait of a master sleuth in the making, the earliest exploits of the man who will become the most sought-after investigator in Rome.

Accompanying Gordianus on this travels is his tutor, Antipater of Sidon, the world's most celebrated poet. Together, teacher and pupil journey to the fabled cities of Greece and Asia Minor, and then on to Babylon and Egypt. They attend the Olympic Games, take part in exotic festivals, and marvel at the most spectacular constructions ever devised by mankind.

Praise for Steven Saylor:

'Saylor expertly weaves the true history of Rome with the lives and loves of its fictional citizens.' Daily Express

'Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals' Ruth Rendell

'With the scalpel-like deftness of a Hollywood director, Saylor puts his finger on the very essence of Roman history.' Times Literary Supplement

'Readers will find his work wonderfully (and gracefully) researched... this is entertainment of the first order.' Washington Post

Biographie de l'auteur

Steven Saylor is the author of the popular and acclaimed historical mystery novels set in ancient Rome, the Roma sub Rosa series featuring Gordianus the Finder. His work has been widely praised for its remarkable accuracy and vivid historical detail as well as for its passion, mystery and intrigue. Steven divides his time between Berkley, California and Austin, Texas.

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 322 pages
  • Editeur : C & R Crime (7 juin 2012)
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A wonderful travel to the 7 wonders of the ancient world, with 7 nice stories full of mystery.
A good read and a very nice prequel to the "Gordianus" series.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A worthy entry in a wonderful series! 15 mai 2017
Par Jeffrey R. Myers - Publié sur
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This is a novel from Saylor's very entertaining series featuring Gordianus the Finder. It is from the beginning of his career when he is very young and has just begun his love relationship with his slave, Bethesda. The characters are engaging, but the real strength of these novels is the detailed depiction of the ancient world that the characters inhabit. A worthy entry in a wonderful series!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The very first in the Finder series. 19 novembre 2012
Par 🔜Chetter Hummin🔚 - Publié sur
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I now own and have read all of Saylor's kindle edition books. This is the one you want to start with. It is history mixed in with suspense. A kind of Roman Sherlock Holmes. It is very revealing as the history of Rome unfolds around you.

This is the first in the series of the Finder. If you like this book you will want to follow along in the subsequent books as the Finder travels through Roman society.

If you like historical fiction I truly feel you will love this author. He does a good job of maintaining historical accuracy while immersing you in the Rome of 2,000 years ago.

If you want to make sure that you read them in order go to Wikipedia and search for Saylor. They show you a complete list of his Finder series. It can be difficult on Amazon to discover the correct order for books....I have found Wikipedia a great place to make sure I read these kind of books in the correct order.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 The Start of the Finder 30 juin 2012
Par Charles F. Kartman - Publié sur
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Mr. Saylor has finally given us the start of Gordianus the Finder's career, describing a trip he took as an 18-year-old to see the Seven Wonders of the World. He is in the company of the aging Greek poet, Antipater of Sidon, and Mr. Saylor uses that as an excuse to trot out some of Antipater's surviving works. In form, the book is a series of vignettes loosely tied together by the backdrop of the emerging threat (to Rome) of King Mithradates of Pontus, a rarely mentioned important figure but one who is featured in The Last King: Rome's Greatest Enemy. On the whole, the journey is wonderfully satisfying both as a series of small whodunits, and as a travelogue/history lesson. I found Gordianus' view as a tourist in the ancient world quite charming -- indeed, I was taken by the image of these famous sites as tourist attractions back then -- and while the extensive details of the Wonders may not be everyone's cup of tea, I suspect Saylor fans will delight in them as I did. "The Seven Wonders" may not rank as Mr. Saylor's best, but it is very enjoyable and is an essential piece of reading for those who have followed Gordianus. The ending, in Alexandria, was a real treat ... you should know why.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Oh, Happy Day! Gordianus is Back! 10 juin 2012
Par Ms Winston - Publié sur
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Okay, I am just going to state baldly that I am a fan of the first water of Steven Saylor and the Gordianus novels. When the last book in the series was published I was in denial -- it took my son to patiently go over the ending with me before I could accept it. I have enjoyed the two books on Rome that Mr Saylor has written, and hope he has more in mind, but no one can take the place of beloved Gordianus the Finder.

"The Seven Wonders" can be seen as that most horrible of terms, a prequel. Several times throughout the series, Gordianus mentioned his trip as a young man to see the Seven Wonders. So Mr Saylor takes us back to Gordianus's eighteenth year, when he and his tutor, the elderly Antipater of Sidon, visit all seven. Antipater, for reasons immediately not clear, has faked his own death and is in disguise. The chapters were originally short stories published in various mystery magazines and other publications, and now put together in one book. Each story involves a mystery that Gordianus attempts to solve -- some are fairly easy ("The Statue of Zeus at Olympia," for instance), while others take a little more digging, and some luck ("The Widows of Halicarnassus"). We see Gordianus maturing, we are witness to his first sexual experience (for those put off by explicit sex, there is none "on stage," so to speak), and we see how Rome and Romans are viewed at that time in history (92 B.C.) by non-Romans. Yes, Gordianus is rather callow at some points, as he is only eighteen, but for those of us who have read the entire series we can see the promise of the man within the boy. And we know that he will be meeting someone who plays probably the most important role in his life at the end of the book.

There may be some who are put off by the episodic nature of the book, but I think that is a minor flaw, and frankly it is in my view the only way the book could be written. It is a journey, a physical as well as an emotional journey, and it naturally falls into sections that deal with each step of the journey. Will there be more in this series? Only time will tell, but as there were time laspes between the setting of early books int he series it is quite possible that we have not seen the last of the beloved Gordianus.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 A worthy successor to L. Sprague De Camp 9 septembre 2015
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An excellent novel by a writer who knows his ancient history, but also knows how to tell a good story without getting bogged down in details. It kept my interest throughout. Saylor's style and subject matter remind me very much of the ancient history novels of the late L. Sprague De Camp, one of whose novels concerned the building of the Colossus of Rhodes, and also involved a Celtic slave. Like De Camp, Saylor sprinkles his books with real historic characters most readers probably haven't heard of, who are interesting to find out about. You should definitely read the background information he provides at the end of the book to find out who they are.This is the first of Saylor's books I have read, but it won't be the last.
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